The Navy has five Voluntary Education programs, which are all part of the Navy’s 5 Vector Model for career development. The Naval Education and Training Command plays a big part in ensuring all Navy personnel achieve their education and career goals by managing several education and training programs. The following is a summary of these five education support and other programs available to Navy personnel:
* Navy Advanced Education Voucher
* Tuition Assistance
* Servicemembers Opportunity College ( SOCNAV)
* College-At-Sea (NCPACE)
* Seaman to Admiral (STA-21)
* Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Grants
* Other Navy Education Benefit Programs
If you are Active Duty, the Navy will pay up to 100% of your college tuition. The following limits apply:
-$250 per Semester Credit Hour
-12 Semester Credit Hours per Year
In addition to tuition the Navy will pay published fees that are mandatory, and charged for course enrollment.
SOCNAV is the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) degree program for the NAVY.
* SOCNAV consists of colleges that offer associate and bachelor’s degree programs on or accessible to NAVY installations worldwide.
* SOCNAV colleges form networks in which each college accepts credits from all the others.
SOCNAV guarantees that you and your adult family members can continue toward completion of your degrees even though the Navy may transfer you several times. There are also degrees available by distance learning that require no classroom residency.