TUITION ASSISTANCE UPDATE TWO:
R 151906Z MAY 23 MID600053021716U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/MAY//
SUBJ/TUITION ASSISTANCE UPDATE TWO//
REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/281919ZSEP21//
AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 214/21, TUITION ASSISTANCE POLICY UPDATE.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN updates Tuition Assistance (TA) and Navy
College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) management
controls announced in reference (a) and provides guidance on Sailor
enrollment with the U.S. Naval Community College (USNCC). All prior
controls not altered by this NAVADMIN remain in place.
2. The following management controls update reference (a) and are
effective for all TA and NCPACE courses approved after the release
of this NAVADMIN:
a. Active Duty and Training and Administration of Reserve
enlisted Sailors with less than 16 years of Active service must have
at least 6 months remaining from the course start date until their
end of active obligated service or as extended.
b. Enlisted reservists must be on Active Duty orders and must
have at least 6 months remaining from the course start date until
the end date of their orders.
c. All TA or NCPACE funded courses must be completed while the
member is on Active Duty.
d. Sailors may be enrolled in up to a maximum of two concurrent
courses. Required laboratory courses with unique course
identification numbers are exempt from this limit. The two course
limit in line with fiscal quarter announced in reference (a) is
e. Officers with a minimum of 8 years of prior enlisted Active
Duty service (Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, Coast Guard) including
limited duty officers (LDO) and chief warrant officers (CWO) are
eligible to use TA or NCPACE at all officer ranks. All other
officers become eligible upon promotion to O3.
f. Sailors may submit applications in the MyNavy Education
portal (https://myeducation.netc.navy.mil/) between 7 and 120 days
prior to the term start date.
(1) Command Approval and application forwarding must occur
at least seven days prior to the term start date.
(2) It is the Sailor's responsibility to ensure timely
submission and command approval of TA and NCPACE applications.
(3) After command approval, vouchers may be authorized and
funded by Naval Education and Training Professional Development
Center (NETPDC), subject to funding availability.
(4) Sailors must not begin a TA or NCPACE course prior to
receiving an authorized and funded voucher.
3. The USNCC provides naval-relevant associate's degrees in
Military Studies, Nuclear Engineering Technology, General Studies
with Computer Studies Specialization, Cybersecurity and Information
Assurance, Organizational Leadership, Aviation Maintenance, Data
Analytics, Uncrewed Systems, and Logistics with a Maritime Focus.
Interested Sailors should visit https://www.usncc.edu/ to learn more.
4. Policies pertaining to TA or NCPACE eligible Sailors with
approved degree plans who also participate in USNCC courses:
a. TA or NCPACE course terms shall not overlap with USNCC
course terms. Command approvers must verify.
b. TA or NCPACE courses that transfer to USNCC will count
toward the 120 semester hour career cap on TA and NCPACE.
c. Courses funded by USNCC do not count toward the 120 semester
hour career cap on TA and NCPACE.
5. For questions regarding TA or NCPACE eligibility, degree plans
or other education funding options, contact the Navy College Virtual
Education Center (NCVEC) at 1-833-330-MNCC (6622). Choose Option 3
"Education and Training", then Option 1 "NCVEC." Sailors may also
submit an inquiry via the issue tracker feature in the MyNavy Education
portal (https://myeducation.netc.navy.mil/), located on the top right of
6. For questions concerning TA or NCPACE policy, contact Mr. Jim
Johnson at (703)604-5256/DSN 664 or via e-mail at
7. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
8. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., N1.//