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United States Air Force
Education Center - Army
1500 Madison Avenue
Fort Eustis, VA 23604
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.
Residency Requirements for In-State Tuition
Active duty military personnel are charged in-state tuition at Virginia State supported schools if using military Tuition Assistance (TA). Family members are not eligible for TA and normally must pay out-of-state tuition unless they have established residency in Virginia. Private schools charge one rate. Personnel using GI Bill® benefits will pay out of state charges at Virginia State supported schools unless they are Virginia residents. The one year waiting period to establish residency may be waived for active duty members who choose to pay Virginia income tax. To initiate payment of Virginia income tax, members should contact the dispersing office maintaining their pay record and complete a DD 2058 in duplicate. For additional information on qualifying for in-state tuition contact the school's admissions office.
The Langley Education Center is the focal point for all adult education programs at Langley. Available on-base degree programs range from Associate through Masters. The Hampton Roads area includes many schools providing a wide array of programs from professional licensure and certificate through doctorate degrees. Professional guidance counselors are available for active duty, reservists and dependents on a walk-in or appointment basis. Complete testing facilities are available, to include CLEP, DANTES, SAT/ACT, and other specialized tests. Information pertaining to financial aid is available to all personnel and tuition assistance is authorized for active duty personnel paying 100% up to $250/sh and $4,500 year. Counselors can also discuss commissioning opportunities, Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), PME enrollment, career planning, interest inventories, and educational opportunities at local and distant learning schools.
The following colleges/universities have their administrative offices located in the Education Center and provide classes on post:
St Leo College provides programs leading to an Associate Of Arts Degree in General Studies. The college also has programs leading to a Bachelor Of Liberal Arts Degree with concentration in a number of different areas. They can be reached at 757-887-0655, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University provides programs leading to Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees in Aviation. They can be reached at 757-887-0980, Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Florida Institute of Technology provides programs leading to Master's Degree in various areas of management. They may be reached at 757-887-2488, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Also, three colleges have representatives available at the Education Center on a weekly basis: Troy State University, Thomas Nelson Community College, and Old Dominion University at the Peninsula Higher Education Center. A Christopher Newport University representative is available on a monthly basis. Call the Education Center for more information.
Fort Eustis Army Education Center, 1500 Madison Avenue, 757-878-2083
The Army Education Center's mission is to vigorously promote lifelong learning, readiness and resilience through flexible and relevant education programs, services and systems in support of the Total Army Family. Our guiding principles include the idea that lifelong learning is for everyone. We believe that education enhances the quality of life and mission readiness, and is an integral part of the Army culture.
Individuals seeking education counseling, tuition assistance, in/out-processing, basic skills education, Army Personnel Testing or a variety of additional education programs and services are encouraged to call: 757-878-2083 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
College Programs. College courses may be taken in the classroom, through distance learning, online or hybrid. There are various colleges within a 35 mile radius of Joint Base Langley-Eustis.
Colleges offering classes on post are:
Florida Institute of Technology, Phone: 757-751-7953, E-mail: email@example.com
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Phone: 321-465-2248, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Nelson Community College, Phone: 757-508-0787, E-mail: email@example.com
The Army Testing Center provides Army Personnel Testing (APT). Testing is done on an appointment basis and can be scheduled over the phone or in person. Some test are scheduled regularly on specific dates. Army personnel tests available are: TABE-The Adult Basic Education test, SIFT-Selection Instrument for Flight Training , AFCT-Armed Forces Classification Test, DLAB-Defense Language Aptitude Battery, DLPT-Defense Language Proficiency Test (call for current language options), and OPI-Oral proficiency Interview. Please call: 757-878-2083 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If interested in taking CLEP or DSST exams, please call 757-878-2083 or send an
e-mail to: email@example.com for more information.
Army Career Skills Program
Career Skills Programs (CSPs) offer employment skills training opportunities for Soldiers preparing to transition (within 180 days of ETS) from military to civilian employment. CSPs are vocational and technical training programs that focus on the practical application of learned skills, and can lead to employment in a specific career or technical trade. The 5 types of CSPs are; Credentialing, Apprenticeships, Internships, On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Job Shadowing. Please call (757) 878-5356/2083 or send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Managing Your Education (MYE) Track
All Transitioning Soldiers and Family members within 24 months of separating from the military and who are planning to attend college or trade school upon departing from military service are highly encouraged to attend the virtual two-day track “Managing Your Education”. The course covers valuable detailed information regarding career and degree choices, college selection factors, understanding all funding options and the college admission process. Please call 757-878-2083 or send email to: email@example.com for more information.
Special Instructions and Operation Hours
The Education Center is open with restrictions (appointments only, social distancing and wearing a face mask is required) due to COVID-19. Operation Hours: 0800-1530 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and 1300-1530 Thursday.