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.
There is no on base Education Center.
The Fleet and Family Support Center maintains a resource library that includes study guides for Graduate Equivalent Diploma (GED), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Local College information. The Study guides and exams are available to Active duty and their family members. For information, contact the FFSC at 518-886-0200 x 146.
Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU), Educational Services Officer (ESO) can arrange for CLEP exams for NPTU personnel - contact 518-884-1852.
The Educational office can provide information and assistance related to your educational goals.
The Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Program is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the Tuition Expenses of its members.
Each Service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process' and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services.
Additionally active duty members may elect to use the MGIB "top-up" in addition to their service provided TA to cover high cost courses. TA is not a loan; it should be seen as money you have earned just like your base pay.