Education Services Specialists offer a wide range of academic advice to include how to get started, what school to choose, what program to study, how to research educational questions, whether or not to use distance learning, financial aid options, available basic skills courses, and more. Appointments are available throughout the day and walk-ins are always welcome.
Service Member Opportunity Degree Network System (SOCDNS)
The Service Member Opportunity Degree Network System (SOCDNS) is a system of college curriculum exchanges for service members and their adult family members. SOC guarantees the transfer of courses between SOC member colleges to allow the military community to obtain higher education despite the transient lifestyle. If a student is interested in obtaining a SOC agreement they should contact their college or university. For more information, visit CLICK HERE
Additional Education Resources
English Classes for Adults/Clases de Inglés Para Adultos
for language lessons and personal and professional skill development.
research databases and continuing education classes.
Military Academic Skills Program (MASP)
The Military Academic Skills Program is available to improve reading, mathematics, communications, and writing skills. The free 3-week course strengthens attendees’ foundations and builds confidence to start a college course or complete required career testing.
Tutor.com allows eligible military children grades K-12 and college students to connect to a live tutor online at any time for one-to-one help with homework, studying, test prep, proofreading, and more. The service is available at no charge. For more detailed information, CLICK HERE
Scholarships & Alternative Funding
My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)
MyCAA is a DoD scholarship for military spouses of active duty and reserve service members in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2, and O-1 to O2. It provides up to $4,000 over the course of 2 years to spouses pursuing licenses, certificates, and associates degrees in high demand, high growth job fields. Each program and school is certified individually for MyCAA. Check the website for up-to-date information on where to enroll. To see up-to-date information on where to enroll visit aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa
GI Bill & Veterans Affairs (VA) Programs
Post-9/11 G.I. Bill
Service Members can transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses and children. For more information about transferring the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, visit www.benefits.va.gov
Survivors and Dependents Assistance
GI Bill programs offer education assistance to survivors and dependents of disabled Veterans through the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) and the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA). For more information about the Fry Scholarship and DEA, visit www.benefits.va.gov
Additional Funding Resources
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Types of Federal Aid
Financial Resources for Higher Education Webinar
Military.com Scholarship Finder
Just for Spouses
MySECO by MilitaryOneSource
National Military Family Association (NMFA) Military Spouse Scholarships
Just for High School Students
Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship
Scholarships for Military Children Program
For additional resources and scholarship information, contact your local Education Office.
Testing & Test Prep
The Education Offices are available to proctor exams for universities and colleges. Call your local Education Office to speak with a testing coordinator about tests available to you.
Search the MCAS Beaufort library database
Search the MCRD Parris Island library database
eKnowledge discounted SAT and ACT Test Prep
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Prep
College Placement Skills Test (CPST) courses