Branch Support Services

These resources provide educational tools for families in all services, including information for National Guard and reserves.


Army Continuing Education System (ACES) The ACES website provides information on education programs and services offered to Soldiers and their families.

GoArmyEd This website provides access to quality education for Soldiers around the globe, helping them further their professional and personal goals. GoArmyEd brings together approximately 148 programs from 28 different educational institutions offering a broad range of education opportunities. Through GoArmyEd, Soldiers can earn a certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree from a home institution. Soldiers may also take classes from multiple colleges and universities through web-based courses that can be completed anytime and anywhere.

Marine Corps

Marine Corps Education and Career Center The Marine Corps Lifelong Learning site provides information on the various education programs and services available to Marines and their families, contact information for individual education centers, and links to financial aid for education.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private, nonprofit organization that provides financial, educational, and other assistance to Sailors, Marines, eligible family members, and survivors when in need. Services provided include emergency financial assistance, budget counseling, visiting nurses, and emergency financial assistance to qualifying Marines in the form of a low-interest loan.


Navy College Program (NCP) The NCP provides opportunities for Sailors to earn college degrees by providing academic credit for Navy training, work experience, and off-duty education. The NCP website lists links to education counselors, financial grants, and loans. It also provides information on the Servicemembers Opportunity College Navy (SOCNAV).

Air Force

Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Founded in 1972, CCAF is the largest multi-campus community college in the world. CCAF is an accredited institution that provides transcript services to Air Force personnel as well as associate degrees in applied science.

Coast Guard

United States Coast Guard (USCG) Institute The USCG Institute website provides links to education opportunities and services, financial aid for education, and required forms for members of the USCG and their families.

Guard and Reserve

Army National Guard Education Center  The Army National Guard Education Center provides National Guard Soldiers with information on benefit eligibility for federal and state programs, financial aid, and education resources and tools.

Army Reserve Voluntary Education Program (Requires AKO log-in) This website provides information for Reserve Soldiers on various education programs and services, including independent study tuition assistance, college and university tuition assistance, Montgomery GI Bill®, and student loans.

Air National Guard Benefits The Air National Guard (ANG) website includes a section detailing the benefits and entitlements for service members in the National Guard (both Army National Guard and Air National Guard). In addition to federal benefits provided to all National Guard service members, the ANG website allows personnel to view state-specific benefits and entitlements.