|Important Announcements Regarding Tuition Assistance (TA)|
| The TA MARADMIN (203/13) was released on Friday authorizing the processing of Tuition Assistance applications. The effective date is 8 April 2013. The Marine Corps TA program is reinstated and the Education Center is accepting applications. TA will not be approved retroactively for enrolled courses prior to 8 April 2013.
If you have any questions, please call the Education Center at 451-3091/450-9081.
Attribute Information to:
Shawn P. Conlon, Ed.S.
Personal & Professional Development Branch Head
Marine and Family Programs Division, Headquarters
The legislation is still pending until the budget is signed by the President. A Marine Administrative Message (MARADMIN) with further guidance on the Tuition Assistance (TA) will be published, which will include an effective date. Until that time, TA requests will not be processed.
|Schools offering alternatives for Tuition Assistance|
|Please click on the following schools for more information:
- Webster University
- National Training Inc.
- Southern New Hampshire University
- Central Texas University
- Park University
- Columbia Southern University
On March 1st, the Secretary of the Navy presented the Navy’s plans to deal with the fiscal constraints imposed by sequestration. As a part of that strategy, he announced that they will “cease new USMC enrollments in voluntary education tuition assistance.” REF: ALNAV 014/13
The Education Services Officer has been directed by HQMC to stop processing military tuition assistance (TA) until further notice. Any pending requests will be held in our office in case there are changes in current law and funds become available. If this comes to pass, you will be contacted by a member of our staff. As soon as information becomes available, it will be published to our website as well as to our Facebook page.
All students are encouraged to contact their respective school regarding their current enrollment as well as future enrollments and how this funding shut down will affect their classes. Alternate means of financial aid are available to personnel such as GI Bill, Pell grant, scholarships, and student loans. You can speak with your school’s financial aid office or our staff for additional information.
Please contact the Education Center at 451-3091 or 451-9127.
This is a partnership between universities and colleges and the U.S. Marine Corps. Its purpose is to:
The U.S. Marine Corps has teamed with many universities to allow a good number of Marines and Sailors to be accepted directly, without competing against other applicants. The Marine Corps and Navy will send some great service members to participating universities, with both academic potential and superb leadership skills, who will make a contribution to their campus beyond just being a good student.
Eligible Active Duty Marines and Sailors with scores above 70 on the AFQT and above 115 on their GCT should call (910) 449-9748 or visit www.leadershipscholarprogram.com for more information..
The Education Centers on both Camp Lejeune (Bldg 825) and New River (Bldg AS-212) have free wireless internet access.
This is an off-duty educational program with the objectives of improving your competencies of the academic skills of reading, mathematics, communications, and writing.
A service member that successfully completes MASP will return to his or her MOS better prepared and more confident to perform the Marine Corps mission. Family members ages 18 and older are also eligible to attend MASP.
For a 2013 MASP Schedule, click here.
You should call the Education Center at 910-451-3091 to find out how many seats are available in the course that you are interested in attending BEFORE you route the packet through your chain of command for signature. Please print out either the Daytime or Nightime MASP Packet and follow the instructions with the packet.
The Sailor-Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART) documents recommended college credit for military training in a format widely accepted by colleges and universities.
The actual type and amount of credit awarded will depend on the policies of the college or universities you attend and your academic goal.
If you would like an official SMART transcript sent to your college or university, please see an Education Assistance Counselor. Our office can also assist you in making corrections to your SMART transcript.
The Service Member Opportunity Colleges Marine Corps (SOCMAR) is a contract-for-degree agreement between the college and student at the Associate and Bachelor
In order for the contract to be fulfilled, the student must complete 25% of their degree with the college.
SOC also guarantees the transfer of courses between SOC member colleges. Agreements are available to active duty and their spouses. If a student is interested in obtaining their SOC agreement they should contact their college or university.
USMAP enhances your job skills and shows your motivation for more challenging military assignments. Having a DOL and NC Certificate of Completion is a definite advantage in getting a better civilian jobs since employers know the value of apprenticeships.
The program requires no off-duty hours and depending on how long you have been in the military you can be granted up to half of the required OJT hours for military experience. There is no testing involved – the program only requires you to log your hours every day at work on the computer.
If you want to get a jump on the competition for those great career jobs after your tour of duty, enroll in the program at https://usmap.cnet.navy.mil