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United States Marine Corps
780 Brewster Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC 28547
Each installation provides information about the types of schools and programs offered on or near your installation for your child. Learn about the types of programs, guidelines and requirements for each school. Whether you choose to send your child to a Department of Defense School, a private school or public school, your installation can help you explore all of your options to make the right decision for you and your child.
Number of DoD Schools on Camp Lejeune/MCAS New River
All legal dependent children who reside with their military sponsor in permanent base housing are eligible to attend Camp Lejeune Dependents Schools. Military sponsors, living off base, who are certified by the Base Housing Office to receive base housing within 90 school days and who receive a Housing Office letter verifying this fact, may also enroll their children in the school system. School has a Half-day Pre-K program and full-day kindergarten program. Elementary school hours are 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.; Middle and High School hours are 7:50 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Call the School Liaison Office at 910-449-9915 or 910-449-9749.
The Lifelong Learning Center is the primary education office at Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River and operates under the cognizance of Marine Corps Community Services and Headquarters Marine Corps. Individuals with questions pertaining to education should initially seek assistance from their command's education personnel. Personnel requiring further assistance are encouraged to contact Lifelong Learning. No appointment is needed to speak with a counselor.
Lifelong Learning provides a wide range of curriculum offerings that meet the needs of the base population. Educational opportunities are provided for vocational/technical training, associate & bachelor degree programs, and advance degree programs utilizing new technology telecommunication distance learning methods as well as traditional classroom learning techniques.
An excellent working relationship has been established between several educational institutions and Lifelong Learning providing quality services to all personnel. The relationship between the schools and the government, to include the base librarian, has formed a partnership that will work closely to meet educational needs of the population.
Student curriculum needs are evaluated annually, and the courses and programs required by the customers are provided through Lifelong Learning at hours and at locations convenient for the student.
Tuition Assistance (TA)
Tuition assistance programs make it possible for service members to afford educational opportunities. A strong voluntary education program aids in recruitment and retention, enhances the skills and value of our personnel while on active duty, and assists separating military members in their transition into civilian life.
Tuition Assistance funds are authorized for study toward a diploma, credentials, certificates, or degrees at an academic level higher than that currently held by the service member. The hierarchy of academic levels is defined as high school equivalency, Vocational Technical Diploma, Vocational Technical Certificate, Associates, Baccalaureate, Masters, First Professional, and Doctorate.
Tuition Assistance is authorized for off-duty studies offered by institutions whose accrediting bodies are recognized by the Department of Education (DoEd) and listed in the American Council on Education (ACE) AIPE Manual. TA is not authorized for noncredit courses, training programs, certification classes or exams, developmental courses, and continuing education units for Marines.
TA funds are authorized up to 100% of your TUITION AND MANDATORY COURSE FEES ONLY (i.e. lab fees, computer fees, etc.) Mandatory course enrollment fees are those refundable fees charged by the institution that are directly related to the enrollment in a specific course offered by the institution. It does not cover the cost of books, application fees, registration fees, or graduation fees.
Military members can apply for TA at the following locations: