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Navy College Office Yokosuka invites you to visit so they can help you prepare for your educational and career goals. The program offers a variety of resources and programs to get you started in furthering your education. The Navy College Office is located in the Fleet Recreation Center, Room 347. The Navy College Office can be contacted at DSN 315-243-8131 or internationally 011-81-46-816-8131. You can also visit the Navy College Program website for more information.

The Navy College Office Yokosuka is open weekdays, from 0800-1600. Walk-ins are welcome.

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (TA) is the Navy's educational financial assistance program. It provides active duty personnel funding for tuition costs for courses taken in an off-duty status at a college, university or vocational/technical institution, whose regional or national accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Please check with your Navy College Office to find out if your school holds the proper accreditation. In addition, the institution must be a signatory of the DoD MOU. A list of signatory institutions is available on the DoD website. Navy TA pays for both classroom and independent study/distance learning courses. Associate, bachelor and master's courses must be offered in Semester Hours or Quarter Hours (NAVADMIN 105/10).

Navy Tuition Assistance pays up-front tuition charged by educational institutions for course enrollments. The Navy assists in TA costs for courses applicable to the completion of a high school diploma or equivalency certificate. For other educational programs, as per NAVADMIN 114/19, there is a fiscal year credit limit of 12 semester hours, and a life time cap of 120 semester hours. Service members must have a minimum of 2 years of service to receive TA.

Payment for tuition will not exceed the following caps: $250.00 per semester hour $166.67 per quarter hour $16.67 per clock hour (for approved certificate/diploma programs only) To be eligible for TA, you will need to complete the online WebTA training, submit your degree plan to the NCO, and complete degree plan counseling with an NCO counselor.

Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE)

NCPACE courses are available to Sailors in sea-going UICs 2 and 4. NCPACE offers participating Sailors high quality learning opportunities and experiences from post-secondary institutions accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education. The objective of NCPACE is to provide shipboard personnel with educational opportunities comparable to those available to shore duty personnel. Tuition is funded 100%. Students are responsible for the cost of textbooks and related materials. NCPACE DL courses are provided to commands in CD-ROM format. Contact your Education Services Officer for more information about upcoming terms for your Command or to express interest in getting a program started.


Within the Navy College Office, the following tests are available: Defense Language program (i.e., DLAB, DLPT, and OPI), and SAT. You may call to schedule an appointment. The Navy College Office does not provide ACT or ASVAB testing. Visit the DANTES website for more information about ACT or ASVAB testing. You may visit DANTES for test preparation. In addition, the University of Maryland Global Campus operates Yokosuka’s National Test Center (NTC). The institution offers: CLEP, DSST, Pearson Vue, Microsoft Certification, Excelsior College, and selected DANTES computer-based exams. UMGC also provides a proctoring service for third-party exams. For more information on the NTC services, please contact them at DSN 243-4613 or

Joint Service Transcript

The Joint Services Transcript (JST) has replaced the Coast Guard Institute Transcript, the Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) and the Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART). JST is an academically accepted document approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) to validate a service member's military occupational experience and training along with the corresponding ACE college credit recommendations.

The JST provides a description of military schooling and work history in civilian language. It serves as a counseling tool for academic and career counselors in advising service members and veterans. It serves as an aid in preparing resumes and explaining Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard and Navy work experience to civilian employers. It also saves time and money by potentially awarding academic credits, which means less tuition to pay and less time spent in the classroom.

You may obtain an unofficial copy or your official JST by visiting the JST website or the Navy College Office. Academic institutions will require an official JST for enrollment purposes. You should review a copy of your JST before sending it to an institution. This will you afford you the opportunity to submit the most accurate, up-to-date information.

Local Campus Colleges

University of Maryland Global Campus Asia (UMGC) – UMGC offers several Associate and Bachelor degree programs. The institution offers a Master’s in Business Administration, and the Bridge Program for English Language Learners. A complete schedule of courses to be offered and degree plans are available through the UMUC’s field office. Please contact the institution at DSN 243-4613 or Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)- ERAU offers several Associate, Bachelor, and Master’s degree programs. A complete schedule of courses to be offered and degree plans are available through ERUA’s field office. Please contact the institution at DSN 241-4880 or

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