Base Education

Coastal Carolina Community College
University of North Carolina Wilminton
Craven Community College
Campbell University
Boston University
Southern Illinois University
Webster University

University of Phoenix American Military University

The Education Counselors at Education Assistance can assist personnel in starting or completing their journey towards their college degree. Questions about our core services should be directed to the education center staff. We look forward to assisting our customers with these and any other educational needs.

•Military Tuition Assistance (for personnel on station as well as deployed and long distance personnel)
•Military Academic Skills Program (MASP)
•Apprenticeship Program Information
Apply for Tuition Assistance Online SMART Transcripts and Corrections
• Education Counseling and Information for active duty, retirees, family members, and DoD affiliated personnel
• Information on SOC Programs

• Military and Civilian Testing Office
(For proctoring services at New River, call Ben Hickox at 449-6233 or Rick McCormac
at 449-6623.

New River Air Station Education Center My EducationThe MCAS New River Education Center (Building AS-212, Room 215) is open from 0730 to 1700 Monday through Friday. Education counselors are available during these hours only.

Phone: (910) 449-6623/5397/6233
DSN: 752-6623/5397/6233
Fax: (910) 449-6439
Camp Lejeune Education Center

The John A. Lejeune Education Center (Bldg 825) aboard Camp Lejeune is open for college and university classes from 0730 to 2200 Monday through Friday and 0730 to 1700 on Saturday and Sunday (when weekend classes are scheduled.). Education counselors are available from 0730 to 2000 Monday through Thursday and 0730 to 1700 on Friday.

Phone: (910) 449-3091/9127
DSN: 751-3091/9127
Fax: (910) 451-5512

Military Tuition Assistance

Active duty personnel, enlisted reserve personnel currently on active duty order, and reserve officers activated for two years or more are eligible to utilize military tuition assistance to help fund vocational or college and university courses. According to MARADMIN 639/11, military TA has been restored to the following rates:
Undergraduate and Graduate coursework:
  • $250 per semester hour
  • $166.67 per quarter hour
  • $16.67 per clock hour
Each participant rates $4500 per fiscal year (provided the budget has not been exceeded).

Questions can be directed to our main number at 910-449-6623/5397/6233. Web TA Announcement

The rules and regulations covering Marine Corps TA can be found in MCO 1560.25 (dtd September 2010) and MARADMIN 639/11.

SAILORS: Per NavAdmin 105/10 effective 15 April 2010, all Sailors must now utilize an online web portal to request and process military TA. The current WebTA URL is

If you have any immediate questions, please contact our office at our main number (910) 449-6623/5397.


GI Bill
The Education Technicians are not VA counselors. It is recommended that you contact the VA directly for specific question.

General VA Information 1-800-827-1000
Education Benefits Line 1-888-442-4551
Education Certification 1-877-823-2378

For the most up-to-date information on any VA program, please visit the VA website.

Post 9-11 GI Bill Transferability
The Post-9/11 GI Bill allows service members (officer or enlisted, active duty or Selected Reserve), on or after August 1, 2009, to transfer unused education benefits to immediate family members (spouse and children). The service member must have at least six years of service, and commit to an additional four years of service in order to transfer benefits to a spouse or child.

All Marines and family members should read MarAdmin 428/11 for the Roles and Responsibilities. Because of the potential impact of this benefit on recruiting and retention, transferability policy is determined by the Department of Defense services. Click here for the step by step TEB process.

Road Map for Sucess
Many veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for more than one education benefits program, including the:
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33)
  • Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB, chapter 30 and chapter 1606)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP, chapter 1607)
  • Post Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance program (VEAP, chapter 32).
Depending on your individual circumstances, one of these programs may give you better benefits than the others. While you are the only person who can choose which program meets your needs, the VA has developed a step-by-step process that may help you compare the different education programs and decide which is best for you. This process includes links to additional information on the website that may help you make your decision. Determine your best benefit here.


The Service Member Opportunity Colleges Marine Corps (SOCMAR) is a contract-for-degree completion agreement between the college and student at the Associate and Bachelor degree levels.

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.

Click here for more information.
Military Academic Skills Program (MASP)
2013 MASP Schedule

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.

MCAS New River now offers this program for daytime hours only. The daytime hours are Monday - Thursday 0800 - 1600 and Friday 0800 - 1130. If you are interested in attending on MCAS New River, please call Rick McCormac at 449-6623 for more information.

For more information concerning MASP on MCB Camp Lejeune, please call 910-451-3091. Please print out either the Daytime or Nightime MASP Packet and follow the instructions with the packet.
Contact Information for Colleges/Universities
Coastal Carolina Community College
MCAS New River: 449-6926
Camp Lejeune: 451-2391/0171
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Camp Lejeune: 451-5266
Coastal Carolina CC Campus: 455-2310
Craven Community College
MCAS New River: 449-4111
Campbell University
MCAS New River: 449-6600
Camp Lejeune: 451-3097
Boston University
MCAS New River: 449-6459
Camp Lejeune: 451-5575
Southern Illinois University
Off Campus Academic Programs
MCAS New River: 449-6250
Camp Lejeune: 451-5574
Webster University
MCAS New River: 449-4677
Camp Lejeune: 451-4407

American Military University (Online)
Camp Lejeune 910-451-0362
Representative 910-388-5495

University of Phoenix (Online)
Camp Lejeune 910-451-2580
Representative 910-610-7221

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