courses. This catalog can be found on the web at
This section covers some of the off-duty
educational programs designed to help you in your
career and allow you to improve your education. Some
programs are Navywide and others are local. Take
advantage of as many of the available educational
programs as you can. For detailed information on
off-duty educational programs, contact your ESO.
Navy Campus is the name given to in-service
voluntary educational programs and the supporting
services provided by the Navy to help you with your
education. Navy Campus includes all educational
activities, from basic education skills preparation to
graduate study, that contribute to the general academic
and vocational development of naval personnel.
In the following paragraphs, you will learn about
some of the educational opportunities available to you
through Navy Campus. For further information on those
opportunities or to find out about other Navy Campus
programs, see your ESO, career counselor, or Navy
BASIC SKILLS PROGRAM.Many shore
stations and some large ships provide tuition-free,
on-duty courses to help Sailors improve their skills and
military performance. The basic courses offered include
subjects such as English, mathematics, and reading.
The Basic Skills Program offers courses to people
who need to earn high school diplomas. The Navy pays
for all high school completion courses personnel take
during off-duty hours. However, the Navy encourages
young people to stay in school and graduate before
enlisting in the Navy.
P RO G R A M F O R A F L OAT C O L L E G E
EDUCATION (PACE).The Program for Afloat
College Education (PACE) provides undergraduate
courses from accredited colleges or universities to
shipboard personnel. Civilian instructors teach the
courses aboard ship. The Navy fully funds PACE
courses; however, students must pay course registration
fees and purchase their own books.
Tuition Assistance (TA) Program
The Tuition Assistance (TA) Program provides
financial assistance to eligible personnel who attend
educational institutions on a voluntary, off-duty basis.
Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education
The Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education
Support (DANTES) provides support to the voluntary
education programs of all the military services.
DANTES is not a Navy activity, but is part of the
Department of Defense. DANTES administers
nontraditional education; that is, education that does not
take place in a formal classroom. DANTES provides a
wide range of examination and certification programs,
operates an independent study support system, and
provides other support and developmental activities.
DANTES EXAMINATION PROGRAMS.
DANTES administers and sponsors examination
programs at over 560 test centers throughout the world.
DANTES offers aptitude and interests tests as well as
examinations for college admission, academic credit,
professional certification, and high school equivalency.
DANTES INDEPENDENT STUDY PRO-
GRAMS.DANTES Independent Study Programs let
you take correspondence courses from many colleges
and universities. Those courses range from high school
to graduate level.
OTHER DANTES SERVICES.DANTES
provides many other services besides those just
described. To find out more about DANTES, contact
your ESO or Navy Campus representative.
Enlisted Education Advancement Program
The Enlisted Education Advancement Program
(EEAP) lets career-motivated individuals get an
associate of arts/sciences degree in 24 calendar months
or less. If youre accepted into the program, you must
pay all educational expenses, such as tuition, fees, and
books. Upon enrolling in this program, you must