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  • Sailors from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) quietly read and take notes before beginning their Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) course.

    Welcome to Navy College Virtual Education!

    The Navy has taken the lead in modernizing its Navy College and Voluntary Education programs, ensuring Sailors have the same opportunities as their civilian counterparts. The goal is to provide online access and support to Sailors pursuing voluntary education at the time and place most convenient for them, using the already familiar virtual tools.

    Read Captain Brooks welcome letter

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    NCPACE FY17 REMINDER NOTICE

    In accordance with the NCPACE contract to provide a 14 day lead time to the contractor from the effective date of the delivery order to the load date for courses 14 Sep 2017 is the deadline for commands to submit an NCPACE DL request under the current contract with a term start date of 30 Sep 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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  • Image of NCVEC counselor helps a sailor with the degree needs.

    NCVEC Staff Will Not be Available to Accept All Customer Calls Notice

    Due to high volume of WebTA requests, the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) staff will not be available to accept all Customer Calls on September Fridays in order to concentrate on processing your WebTA applications and responding to Help Requests.

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  • Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) salute during the national anthem while on the field in support of POW/ MIA recognition day at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team. Theodore Roosevelt is moored at its homeport in San Diego, Calif.

    Expedited WebTA Funding Info and Tutorial

    Great News! WebTA Automation allows for expedited TA funding. Sailors, whose colleges have uploaded their course catalogs and tuition rates to the 'Academic Institution' Module (AIM), could be eligible for this new efficient process of TA authorizations.

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  • Service members, contractors and civilians stand for the parading of the colors during the Navy College Program graduation ceremony held at NAS 1 Chapel

    Navy Voluntary Education support hours adjusted to match demand

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy College Virtual Education Center's (NCVEC) support hours are being adjusted, effective April 3, to match peak demand.

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  • Students from the Aerospace Medical Technician School explore Naval Education Training Command (NETC) smart phone applications to find out more about advancement with the 'FMS Calculator' and command recourses with 'New to the Navy.'

    What is the Navy College Program Mobile Application?

    Now Available for Download to Apple iOS and Google Android Mobile Devices!

    The Navy College Program (NCP) app provides Sailors and others with tools to assist them in making informed personal and professional development decisions throughout their Navy careers.

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  • Rear Adm. Mark Whitney, director of Fleet Maintenance, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, addresses Hampton Roads area engineering duty officers (EDO) during the EDO Road Show hosted by Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center onboard Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

    Navy's Tuition Assistance Command Approval Timeline

    On January 1, 2017, NAVADMIN 219/16 modified the Tuition Assistance (TA) command approval window. All TA requests must be submitted and command approved a minimum of 14 days preceding the course term start date.

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  • Sailors study for qualifications on the mess decks of the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80).

    Testing options expanded for SAT and ACT

    Service members planning to start their college education have a new option for taking admissions tests, including the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT) Assessment Program.

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Information for Sailors

This site is a resource for Sailors who are preparing to make the next move in their careers through voluntary education. Learn how to get started, how to prepare, how to work with the Navy College Virtual Education Center, about choosing schools, about funding options and much more.

Information is also available for
Commands and Academic Institutions

Looking for Answers? Try the VOLED Assistance Center

The new online Navy College Program VOLED Assistance Center can help you find answers fast. Search the Knowledge Base, or browse it by category. Submit a help request, or start a chat session during office hours with a Navy College Education Counselor.

The Navy has taken the lead in modernizing its Navy College and Voluntary Education programs, ensuring Sailors have the same opportunities as their civilian counterparts. The goal is to provide online access and support to Sailors pursuing voluntary education at the time and place most convenient for them, using the already familiar virtual tools.

The redesigned Navy College Program (NCP) website optimizes the ability for Sailors, commands, and academic institutions to access information. Sailors are able to find specific educational material tailored to their individual needs – from getting started on their education path, to applying for Tuition Assistance, to taking those final classes for a Master's degree – it's all here.

In addition, enhanced customer service technology provides the capability to live-chat with a Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) staff member, submit a call-back request, search the Knowledge Management database, and navigate through a Wizard tool which provides individualized information based on Sailor responses. The website's virtual tools can be accessed from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Additionally, the NCP mobile application offers Sailors mobile access to voluntary education planning tools and applications previously available only via shore-based Navy College counselors. This mobile app allows Sailors to submit Tuition Assistance (WebTA) applications and degree plans, schedule counseling, and complete Tuition Assistance training requirements.

As part of the Navy's transformation, the NCP launched an updated My Education module in June 2017, significantly improving the WebTA approval process. The new system will enable faster WebTA authorizations, enrollments, grade posting, and invoice payments.

The redesigned United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) and Non-Resident Training Course (NRTC) websites provide Sailors with a streamlined ability to identify and register for the certification or preparation programs they need to excel. Like the NCP website, new features and functionality assist Sailors every step of the way.

Whether pursuing a degree, completing a Department of Labor certified apprenticeship, or preparing for the next advancement exam, today's Sailors require quick access to information using any device in order to make informed decisions about their future. On all fronts, Navy College is leading the way!



Captain Kertreck Brooks
Commanding Officer
Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center

NCPACE FY17 REMINDER: In accordance with the NCPACE contract to provide a 14 day lead time to the contractor from the effective date of the delivery order to the load date for courses 14 Sep 2017 is the deadline for commands to submit an NCPACE DL request under the current contract with a term start date of 30 Sep 2017.

NO EXCEPTIONS!

The NCPACE Ordering Office is processing a high volume of NCPACE DL requests for 30 Sep starts. This 14 Sep deadline assumes that commands are already working with their NCO/NCVEC and are finalizing their request messages for submission.

Due to high volume of WebTA requests, the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) staff will not be available to accept all Customer Calls on September Fridays in order to concentrate on processing your WebTA applications and responding to Help Requests. With the exception of Friday 01 September,* Navy College Education Counselors will be available for assistance via Live Chat, to respond to Help Requests and to provide academic counseling to Sailors who have scheduled counseling appointments via the Navy College Website's self-service tool. When calling the NCVEC 1-877-838-1659, Sailors will still be able to press option 1 to receive general support, press option 4 for USMAP questions, press option 5 for NRTC questions, and/or press option 6 for TA Accounting questions. (*NOTE: On Friday 01 September, option 1 will be available 0700-1200 Eastern; and options 4, 5, and 6 will be available until 1300 Eastern.) The NCVEC will resume normal hours of operation the following workdays.

31 July 2017

Dear Servicemember,

Great News! WebTA Automation allows for expedited TA funding. Sailors, whose colleges have uploaded their course catalogs and tuition rates to the 'Academic Institution' Module (AIM), could be eligible for this new efficient process of TA authorizations. Check with your school to see if it has uploaded the information. If so, the next time you submit a WebTA Application, follow the below steps.

Instead of manually filling in your course information and tuition rate, click on "Search Courses" in the WebTA application to automatically populate course information. Then, choose a tuition rate from the drop down list. Finally, certify that your courses are directly listed on your uploaded education plan (or school approved substitute). If the selected courses are listed on your education plan, your WebTA application will be forwarded to an expedited queue after command approval. Please note that audits are conducted to make sure that courses are appropriate to the member's education plan.

This exciting feature not only ensures the course information is entered correctly (which removes the necessity for members to contact the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) for corrections), but also allows many Sailors to receive their funded TA voucher much more quickly.

For assistance with this new feature, review the tutorial located on the Navy College Program (NCP) website (https://www.navycolllege.navy.mil):
1. Under 'Hot Topics' or click here
2. Under 'Tuition Assistance' Module, click on 'TA Steps,' in Section 5 (https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/tuition-assistance/steps-for-tuition-assistance.htm)
3. In 'My Education' Module

For questions, visit the NCP website and submit a Help Request at the 'Assistance Center,' initiate a Live Chat session, or call the NCVEC toll free 1-877-838-1659; DSN 492-4684; or CML (757) 492-4684. OCONUS Service members may contact their servicing Navy College Office (NCO). Contact information for OCONUS Navy College Offices can be found under the Sailor section of the website and "Navy Education Counseling."

Good luck in your educational endeavors.

We look forward to assisting you,
Navy College Voluntary Education

Story Number: NNS170403-22    Release Date: 4/3/2017 10:23:00 AM

By Ed Barker, Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Public Affairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy College Virtual Education Center's (NCVEC) support hours are being adjusted, effective April 3, to match peak demand.

The new hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST Monday - Friday. The NCVEC may be reached by calling (877) 838-1659 or DSN 492-4684.

"We are continually monitoring our call volume and comparing our service delivery with the needs of Sailors," said Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Voluntary Education (VOLED) Program Director Ernest D'Antonio. "Our new hours allow us to align and adapt our staff availability to peak traffic times when Sailors need us most."

D'Antonio noted that his staff is constantly analyzing data and the NCVEC hours may be readjusted in the future based on demand and available staffing.

Virtual service delivery is available via chat, help request ticket, and telephone through the NCVEC. In addition, the My Education application, accessible through the Navy College Program website, is available 24/7 for Sailors to monitor their accounts and make sure their degree plans are current, and can be found at http://www.navycollege.navy.mil. The website also includes training, informational videos, and briefs to help Sailors navigate the VOLED process.

Sailors can submit help request tickets via http://supportsystem.livehelpnow.net/new_ticket.aspx?cid=30432.

On-site support at Navy College Offices is still available at Naval Bases Kitsap, Washington; San Diego; Norfolk; Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida and at overseas locations.

Lt. Cmdr. Nick Turner, Navy VOLED deputy director, stressed that tuition assistance (TA) money is available and Sailors should apply early to make sure all deadlines are met.

"Now is not too soon to begin planning for the summer terms," said Turner. "Sailors should plan to ensure their WebTA applications are submitted and command approved between 120 and 14 days preceding the term start date."

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Additional information about the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found via http://www.netc.navy.mil/netc/netpdc/Default.htm.

For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil, http://www.facebook.com/usnavy, or http://www.twitter.com/usnavy.

For more news from Naval Education And Training Professional Development And Technology Center, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/NETPDTC/.

  

What is the Navy College Program Mobile Application?

Now Available for Download to Apple iOS and Google Android Mobile Devices!

The Navy College Program (NCP) app provides Sailors and others with tools to assist them in making informed personal and professional development decisions throughout their Navy careers. The app offers users major elements of the Navy College Program website and is particularly useful for helping Sailors with Voluntary Education Programs, including Tuition Assistance (TA). As noted in NAVADMIN 219/16, first-time TA participants must complete WebTA Training and the DOD Higher Education Preparation Course before applying for TA or receiving academic advice from an institution. The app gives users access to both courses remotely.

The NCP app offers Sailors mobile access to voluntary education planning tools, counseling, and applications previously available only via shore-based Navy College counselors. This app allows Sailors to submit WebTA requests and degree plans, access required counseling, and complete training requirements. The Navy College Program app is divided into these sections for ease of use:

The NCP app's tools are relevant to all Navy TA applicants, current Sailors, transitioning Sailors, Veterans, and counselors. The app features public content only, with no authentication or authorization required. Download yours today!

Download the Navy College Program app TODAY!

   Google Android App Store:
Download Navy College Program
   Apple iTunes App Store:
Download Navy College Program

Navy's Tuition Assistance Command Approval Timeline

On January 1, 2017, NAVADMIN 219/16 modified the Tuition Assistance (TA) command approval window. All TA requests must be submitted and command approved a minimum of 14 days preceding the course term start date. This NAVADMIN also allows the sailor to submit their requests 120 days preceding the term start date. Planning ahead is key to successfully receiving TA funding.

Sailors and commands will no longer be able to submit or approve any WebTA applications that fall within 13 days of the term start date. The example below illustrates system blackout dates. If the term starts on March 27th, the WebTA application must be command approved by March 13th, fourteen days preceding the term start date.

Get those WebTA applications in and good luck with your studies!


If you experience issues, contact the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) at DSN 492-4684; toll free 1-877-838-1659; or submit a Help Request at the Navy College Assistance Center:
http://supportsystem.livehelpnow.net/?cid=30432

Service members planning to start their college education have a new option for taking admissions tests, including the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT) Assessment Program.

New to the testing programs is a reimbursement option for members taking the ACT/SAT at off-base locations, including local high schools or colleges. Service members will pay for the off-base tests up-front when they register, and will be reimbursed by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) after-the-fact.

ACT and SAT testing through the new DANTES reimbursement program is now the Navy’s primary means for Sailors stationed in CONUS to take these exams. The reimbursement option gives Sailors the ability to arrange SAT and ACT testing at off-base locations that fit their personal and professional schedules.

On-base testing at DANTES-authorized testing sites (such as Navy College Offices outside the continental United States) is funded directly by the Department of Defense and does not require student payment.

Other tests eligible for reimbursement through DANTES include a single GED, GMAT, GRE General, GRE Subject, Praxis Core (formerly Praxis I) and Praxis Subject Assessment (including the Principles of Learning and Teaching), and two ACTs and SATs during a Service member’s career.

For reimbursement of testing fees, the “Electronic Reimbursement Form” is located on the DANTES website small square with diagonal arrow extending from it. Service members should select Examinations, Reimbursement Eligibility, and then read the instructions and click on the “Electronic Reimbursement Form.” A valid Uniformed Services CAC is required to access the Online Reimbursement Center. Service members are required to upload both their official score report and payment receipt with all reimbursement requests in order to receive approval.

For additional information on college admissions and academic testing programs, including the new reimbursement policy, visit the DANTES website. Questions related to DANTES testing may also be directed to DANTES Exams at: exams@navy.mil. Learn more about pre-college testing on the Pre-College Testing and College Credit page on this site.

Sailors can talk to a Navy College Education Counselor at the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC): The NCVEC is open 0700 - 1900 EST, Monday through Friday, and may be reached by calling (877) 838-1659 or DSN 492-4684, or by submitting a VOLED Assistance Center help request small square with diagonal arrow extending from it.

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