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United States Marine Corps
Cherry Point, NC 28533-0019
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.
Information can be obtained on educational opportunities at the Cherry Point Education Center, Building 4335, telephone 252-466-3500 or DSN 312-582-3500. Additional information can be obtained through the Camp Lejeune Education Center. Camp Lejeune's telephone number is 910-751-4407.CLEP testing is free to active duty and at a cost for family members. The Library has study materials for CLEPS.CollegeAt present there are four colleges/universities on the Air Station offering various two and four year degrees and one Masters program. For more information please contact the Education Office or Station Library.
Tuition Assistance (TA) is provided for active duty only. TA pays 100% up to $4500 per fiscal year with a $250 per semester hour cap.
Craven Community College -- 252-466-5020; Associate degrees, Vo/Tech Diplomas and certificates, high school completion, GED testing and continuing education.
Park University -- 252-466-2655; Bachelor of Science degrees in Management, Human Resources, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Industrial Security, Criminal Justice Administration, Social Psychology, Finance and Logistics.
In addition, Park University offers classes for the deployed education program coordinated through the education office for all units deploying on the east coast.
Southern Illinois University -- 252-466-2779; Bachelor of Science degrees Aviation Management and Electronics Systems Technologies.