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Benefit overview

The Navy College Program includes all aspects of the Navy voluntary education activities. The NCP supports including education into each sailor’s professional development plan. The NCP is primarily for active-duty sailors. However, the following may also participate if space is available and if at no cost to the Navy:

  • Sailors in the U.S. Naval Reserve
  • DOD civil service employees
  • Adult dependents listed in Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
  • Retirees
  • Members of other services

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How this benefit helps

The Navy College Program helps sailors and other eligible participants by:

  • Enhancing the personal and professional development of all personnel
  • Developing the management and leadership skills of all personnel
  • Preparing personnel for more complex training in an increasingly technical Navy
  • Enhancing the chances for upward mobility of enlisted, officer and civilian personnel
  • Providing education opportunities at all levels which encourage individual sense of worth and accomplishment
  • Providing educational services at every Navy command afloat and ashore
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Use Navy College Program to meet your educational and career goals.

Continuing your education can help you achieve your career goals, both inside and outside the military.

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Use Navy College Program to save money while continuing your education.

The Navy College Program has programs (such as tuition assistance) that can save you thousands of dollars per year on your education costs.

How to access this benefit

The Voluntary Education process in the Navy includes a mandatory counseling session with a trained education counselor. You will discuss your career goals and identify potential education programs. Additionally, your counselor will review your submitted education/degree plan and answer any additional questions you may have. Speaking with a counselor is mandatory to secure tuition assistance or funding when you are ready to begin school.

To schedule your session, contact the NCVEC by either:

  • Calling 833-330-MNCC (6622) — Select option 3 “Education & Training” then option 1 “Tuition Assistance (TA) & Counseling”

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