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Department of the Air Force
Education Services Flight
7383 North Litchfield Road
Bldg. 1150, Suite 3136
Luke AFB, AZ 85309-1555
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.
Community College of the Air Force, for active duty Air Force, Reserve and Air Guard is a program than combines military technical school credit, professional military education credit and/or credit earned via testing with college credit culminating in an Associate of Applied Science Degree.
On-base college and universities have degree programs that can be completed within a two or three year period by students attending classes part time off-duty. All five on-base schools Rio Salado Community College, Park University, Wayland Baptist University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Webster University grant some credit to Airman for Air Force training of Professional Military Education (PME). All five programs are open to civilians and military family members.
For further information contact the Education Center at 623-856-7722/7723/DSN 312-896-7722/7723 or building 1150.
The Education Services Flight, located on the third floor in Building 1150, offers a variety of educational services and programs for active duty Air Force personnel. Some, but not all programs and/or services, are also available to Air Force family members and DoD civilians and their family members.
Programs and services include: educational counseling and advisement services to include academic planning, college course/program selection and requirements, providing information about financial aid and scholarships programs, about college and university programs within the Phoenix area, as well as information about college and universities throughout the United States.
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support Testing Program provides many examinations such as WAPS, AFOQT, PME, AFCT, DLPT and other test for free of charge to active duty, Reserve, and National Guard personnel. There are more than 100 tests for which college credit can be earned. Other types of tests available include college entrance exams such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, the Graduate Management Admission Test, etc. Some, but not all, tests are available to family members and other civilians. These tests are offered but are not provided free of charge for non-uniformed military members.. For more information call the Education Services Flight at 623-856-7722 or DSN 312-896-7722.
The Air Force Tuition Assistance program pays 100 percent of an airman's tuition cost for college courses up to a semester hour cap of $250 and quarter hour cap of $166 up to a maximum of $4,500 per fiscal year.