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Advance your career, advance your life

The Marine Corps offers a variety of programs and resources to help Marines and spouses achieve their personal and professional goals.

Personal and Professional Development

Pay for college courses

Tuition Assistance (TA)

Eligible for Active Duty Marines

The Marine Corps Tuition Assistance (TA) program supports eligible Marines, paying up to 100% of tuition and required fees for taking college courses while on active duty.

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College, classification, and career testing

Testing Services (TS)

Eligible for Base Personnel Only: Active and Reserve Military, Military Spouses and Retirees, DoD and NAF Personnel, and individuals attending on-base classes.

The MCCS Education Center offers a variety of testing services to help you advance your education and career. These services include college entrance exams, military classification testing, and career testing.

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Your military training deserves college credit

Joint Services Transcript (JST)

Eligible for Active Duty Marines

You may be eligible for college credit based on your military training. Submit your JST to colleges and universities to find out how much credit you may be awarded.

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Academic Boot Camp for your mind

Military Academic Skills Program (MASP)

Eligible for Active Duty Marines

This intense, four-week, face-to-face class will improve your reading comprehension, writing, and math skills. It's open to all Marines, regardless of their enlistment status. MASP is specifically designed for Marines with General Technical (GT) ASVAB scores below 100.

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Pursue Education at Select Schools

Leadership Scholar Program (LSP)

Eligible for Active Duty Military

The Leadership Scholar Program (LSP) assists exceptional Marines, emphasizing junior enlisted, in pursuing education at selective schools. It offers application support, counseling, and partnerships with student veteran associations. LSP also negotiates favorable admissions conditions with college partners.

Career Advancement

Career training that pays off

United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP)

Eligible for Active Duty Military

This career training program allows Marines to improve job skills and complete civilian apprenticeship requirements while on active duty. Upon completion, Marines earn a nationally recognized "Certificate of Completion of Journeyman Apprenticeship" from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Gain Professional Certification and Licenses

Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL)

Eligible for Active Duty Military

This program helps Marines gain job-related certifications and licenses by providing information, resources, and funding vouchers for exams and fees.

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Career grants for spouses

My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)

Eligible for Military Spouse

Military spouses can get a $4,000 grant to pursue an associate degree, certification, or licensure.

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Make your Finances Work for You

Develop Financial Skills

Personal Financial Management Program (PFMP)

Eligible for Unit, Active Duty, and Spouses

This program promotes financial responsibility, readiness, and success. It offers a variety of classes, one-on-one counseling, workshops, unit briefs, and referral services to help you achieve financial freedom.

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Contact Information

Education Center

Building 220
Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH)
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 96863

Phone: 8084962158

Fax: 8084962020

DSN: 4572158

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Monday 0730-1630
Tuesday 0730-1630
Wednesday 0730-1630
Thursday 0730-1630
Friday 0730-1630
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Closed on federal holidays.
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