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Navy College Virtual Education Center
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
The Navy College Program (NCP) provides opportunities to Sailors to earn college degrees. The program combines recommended academic credit from Navy training and work experience with credit earned through voluntary off-duty education. The NCP mission is to enable Sailors to obtain a college degree while on active duty. In support of the four R's- Recruiting, Readiness, Retention, and Respect, the NCP signals Navy's commitment to education by improving enlistment appeal, demonstrating Navy service and achieving a college degree are compatible, helping Sailors apply themselves to new situations and challenges and better preparing them for advancement, building up Sailors' self-image, and producing higher quality Sailors. The Navy College Program integrates the following components of Voluntary Education: Academic advice provided by Education Specialists at the Navy College Center ; Academic skills enhancement via instructor led courses and computer based programs at Navy College Learning Centers (NCLC); Testing services supported by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES); College level courses and academic degree programs offered under the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE), the NCP Distance Learning Partnership, Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Navy (SOCNAV), and on-base institutions; and Tuition Assistance.
Through the Navy College Assistance Center, mobile Sailors are provided uncomplicated access to educational services and support while traveling the path to a degree regardless of their location or duty station. Participation is voluntary and can be utilized at the convenience of the member. For additional information on the Navy College Program please visit their website.
On-Base College Counseling, Courses, and Degree Programs
Undergraduate courses and degree programs are offered onboard NAB Little Creek by Tidewater Community College and University of Maryland. Graduate courses and degree programs are offered onboard NAB Little Creek by Old Dominion University and the University of Maryland. These colleges have established office hours to provide enrollment services on-board NAB Little Creek.
Additionally, the Virginia Tidewater Consortium’s Education Opportunity Center (VTC/EOC) Counselor provides information on local programs offered by Consortium schools to include: Norfolk State University, Virginia Wesleyan College, Thomas Nelson Community College, Christopher Newport University, and others. The representative also provides financial aid counseling to include federal aid programs and scholarships, grants, and loans.
For additional information and to schedule an appointment with an institutional or organizational representative call:
Navy College Virtual Education Center
The Navy College Virtual Education Center can be reached by calling 833-330-6622. The Navy College Assistance Center provides assistance for all Sailors. The following programs and services are offered:
Educational Counseling and Support
The Navy College Assistance Center advises Navy members on all matters relating to the pursuit of continuing and higher education. They assist Sailors in establishing their short and long term educational goals, evaluate military training for recommended credit, and develop a degree plan for the Sailor to obtain their goals. Information and guidance on program and school selection, admissions criteria, course selection and scheduling, and the policies and procedures related to tuition assistance is provided. A counselor is always available during office hours for immediate assistance for time sensitive matters and to address routine questions. In-depth counseling involving educational advisement, degree planning, and transcript evaluation is provided by appointment.
Tuition Assistance (TA) is the Navy's educational financial assistance program. It provides active duty personnel funding for tuition costs for courses taken in an off-duty status at a college, university, or vocational/technical institution that is accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Navy TA pays for both classroom and independent study/distance learning courses, regardless of course length. Navy Tuition Assistance pays up-front, the tuition and selected fees charged by educational institutions for course enrollment. Navy TA pays 100% of tuition cost for courses applicable to the completion of a high school diploma or equivalency certificate. For all education levels TA is limited to16 Semester Hours, 24 Quarter Hours, or 240 Clock Hours per fiscal year.
Payment for tuition and fees will not exceed the following caps:
In order to use TA a sailor must receive annual counseling on the policies and procedures concerning the application, approval, funding authorization, and use of tuition assistance. The Navy College Virtual Education Center provides the counseling required for Tuition Assistance.
Review MyNavy Education for eligibility requirements: https://myeducation.netc.navy.mil/webta/home.html#nbb
Contact Us: https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/contact.htm
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) helps Service members achieve education goals, advance in military careers, and transition into the civilian workforce at the conclusion of military service.