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Department of the Air Force
Yigo Guam 96929
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 University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) offers a bachelor's degree and provides classes on Andersen AFB and Naval Base Guam (NBG).
In addition to the Adult Education program on Andersen AFB, there are continuing life enrichment, certification, and ongoing professional seminars offered outside the installation. The Andersen Education Center is located in Building 21000, Room 721.
Testing services include: College Level Examination Program (CLEP),Defense Activity for Non Traditional Education Support (DANTES), ACT (College Entrance Exams)and PEP, Graduate Record Examination (GRE), General Education Development (GED), Extension Course Institute (ECI) electronic tests. If these acronyms are confusing, stop by the center and pick up a description. Most of these tests are free to active-duty members; civilians must pay a fee. Many tests are in stock, which means there is no waiting to test, but the education centers cannot stock some tests. Students completing correspondence courses, either from a civilian institution or from a military school, can take their exams in the testing room.
AFAS Spouse Tuition Assistance Program assists eligible spouses with tuition for approved university and trade programs. The STAP is only for spouse of active-duty Air Force member. Contact the AFAS Officer at 671-366-3170 for more information.