The Education Center
Bldg 636 B. Rifle Range Road, Presidio of Monterey, 93944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed daily from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Phone: (831) 242-5325
DLIFLC Degree Office: 831-242-6796
DLIFLC Transcripts: 831-242-6455
NOTICE: ARMY EDUCATION LIMITED IN-PERSON SERVICES
Until further notice, the Presidio of Monterey Army Education Services Office has limited in-person services. For specific questions about tuition assistance, education goals, and other Education counseling questions, please inquire via ArmyIgnitED and send questions via student messages and the Virtual Counselor will receive and respond accordingly.
Professional Counseling Services
Guidance counselors are available to assist military personnel and adult family members with achieving educational and occupational goals. Meeting with a counselor is key to becoming acquainted with programs and services that support your needs. Counseling is available on a walk-in or an appointment basis.
- ArmyIgnitEd - www.armyignited.army.mil/
- VA Education Benefits - www.gibill.va.gov
- Post 9/11 GI Bill Transfer - www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect
- Kuder Journey - www.dantes.kuder.com
- Joint Services Transcript (JST) - https://jst.doded.mil
- Army Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) - https://www.cool.osd.mil/army/index.html
- CLEP Test Preparation - https://modernstates.org/
Tuition Assistance and Financial Aid
The Department of Defense has a uniform Tuition Assistance (TA) policy across the military services that provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs. Soldiers can obtain their TA benefit by accessing ArmyIgnitED. The Presidio of Monterey Education Center provides tuition assistance guidance to members of sister services to obtain TA through their respective branch of service.
The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program and the Army Credentialing Opportunities On-line (Army COOL), is designed to pay for a Soldier’s off-duty courses, training programs and exams, as well as related fees. Soldiers can obtain their CA benefit by accessing ArmyIgnitED. Credentials can help advance career goals by allowing Soldiers to choose a certification in an area that expands on existing experience or an area of interest to help further new career opportunities. Soldiers can obtain more information on the CA Program by accessing cool.osd.mil/army/index.html and selecting the “Credentialing Assistance” tab.
Federal, State and Private Financial Aid
There are numerous ways to finance one’s education. Ask your education professionals about in-state rates at public schools, MyCAA, grants, including the California College Promise Grant, student loans, work-study programs, and scholarships.
Multi-Use Learning Facility
The Multi-Use Learning Facility provides a comfortable location where service members can pursue educational and career development research. The Learning Facility houses CAC-enabled workstations with Internet access, Kuder Journey – a computer-based guidance system, SkillPort courseware, Army Correspondence Courses, Online Academic Skills Course, test preparation and much more. Service members can also access a small library of college catalogs, college handbooks, financial aid references, and career information.
Your Education Center administers the following tests to service members at no cost. All testing is conducted by appointment only. Study materials are available from the Education Center.
- Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT)
- Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT)
- Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
We no longer provide test administration for the ACT and SAT at the POM Education Center. Also, DANTES no longer funds these exams for Service Members. DANTES sunset the College and Career Readiness Exams Reimbursement Program for ACT, SAT, GED, GRE, GMAT, and PRAXIS on Wednesday, 30 June 2021. These exams are still available at cost and can be scheduled at participating National Testing Centers.
Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP)
FAST consists of academic instruction designed to provide service members and their families the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively in the workplace and in society. Instruction is designed to improve reading, mathematics, writing, speaking, science, and computer skills. Instruction is delivered in a number of ways including through the Online Academic Skills Course at https://dantes.petersons.com/ open entry/open exit high school completion/GED and English-as-a second language offered through our community adult schools for a nominal fee, in the day and/or evening.
Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC)
Foreign Language Associate Degree Program
Service members who complete basic level language studies in residence at DLI earn 45 semester hours. By completing minimal additional general education requirements, students can earn an associate degree in the language studied. For more information visit www.dliflc.edu.
Additional Schools Links
- Naval Postgraduate School
- California State University Monterey Bay
- Middlebury Institute of International Studies
- Monterey College of Law
- Monterey Peninsula College
- Golden Gate University
- Hartnell College