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Department of the Air Force
Education & Training Center
344 Tuskegee Airmen Blvd
Grand Forks AFB, ND 58205
If you’ve ever considered taking your education a step further, you should look to your installation for more information and assistance. They can help you decide if receiving an advanced degree is right for you, tell you which local colleges and classes are offered and find out if you’re eligible for tuition assistance. The Voluntary Education Center, or Installation Education Center, is available to help you put together a plan to advance your education.
Military spouses can also choose to engage with an education and career coach through the DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO. These coaches can assist them in exploring multiple tools, resources and information to reach their educational goals. To contact a career coach call 800-342-9647 or visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil.
Grand Forks AFB Education & Training Center provides accredited degree granting programs and certifications on-base for military members, their families, and all area adults. Three on-base colleges, Lake Region, University of Mary and Park University combine to provide undergraduate and graduate options offered while accredited colleges offer extensive opportunities off base. The accelerated course format on-base contributes to a high degree completion rate for students. The Grand Forks AFB Education & Training Center offers flexible scheduling and internet courses for shift workers and those frequently TDY. Services offered are as follows: counseling on general college information, tuition assistance, CCAF, GI Bill, commissioning; CLEP/DSST and general test proctoring; financial aid services; and others. All PME testing is conducted via electronic exam in the education center. The Base Training Functions-Formal training, Civilian Training and Military/OJT Training are co-located in the Education & Training Center.
Off base schools include the University of North Dakota, Northland Community & Technical School and Mayville State University. Available programs include Vocational Certificates, Associates Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees, Masters Degrees and Doctorate Degrees. Schools are fully accredited and approved for financial aid. These classes are open to military and civilians on/off base.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill® was introduced on 1 Aug 2009 and provides benefits for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. This GI Bill® has a transferability option.
Persons who enter active duty after 30 June 85 who enrolled in the Montgomery GI Bill® are eligible to use these benefits after two years active duty. Those individuals originally entitled to Vietnam era GI Bill® benefits have been converted to the Montgomery GI Bill®.
Counseling on all GI Bill® issues is available at the Base Education & Training Center.
The Federal Government may award monies to students based on financial need. These funds may be used by active duty, civilians and dependents. Applicants must be undergraduate students who are attending college at least half time.
A variety of scholarships and loans are available. Specific information is available from the schools or education counselors.
Additional in in-depth information can be found by contacting the Education office at 701-747-3316
The Education & Training Center is a must stop for information on adult education opportunities. The main facility is located at 344 Tuskegee Airman Blvd, bldg. 252 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. They can be contacted via phone at 701-747-3316 or 3317.
Four on-base schools combine to provide undergraduate and graduate options on base including Northland Community and Technical College, Lake Region State College, University of Mary, and Park University. Our accelerated course format contributes to a high degree completion rate for our students. We offer flexible scheduling and internet courses for shift workers and those frequently TDY. Services offered include counseling on topics such as; general college information, tuition assistance, Community College of the Air Force degrees, GI Bill info, commissioning programs, CLEP/DSST Testing, general test proctoring, and financial aid services. All PME testing is conducted in the Base Education and Training Center. The Base Training functions, including formal training, civilian training, and military/OJT training are co-located in the Education & Training Center.
The following fully accredited colleges and degree programs are designed for the working adult and are open to all area residents.
Our 8-week semester combined with our carefully designed sequential offering of courses permits students to complete one full year of college by attending classes as little as two evenings per week during ten months of the year. In this way our students obtain associates and master's degrees in just two years and a baccalaureate degree in four. The majority of classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends, allowing our students to remain fully employed while they pursue a college degree.