These resources provide educational tools for families in all services, including information for National Guard and reserves.
Army Continuing Education System (ACES) The ACES website provides information on education programs and services offered to Soldiers and their families.
Army Emergency Relief (AER) AER is a private, nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to help Soldiers and their dependents. AER funds are made available to provide emergency financial assistance to Soldiers (active duty and retired) and their dependents when there is a valid need. AER can provide financial assistance to incoming personnel for initial housing expenses.
GoArmyEd This website provides access to quality education for Soldiers around the globe, helping them further their professional and personal goals. GoArmyEd brings together approximately 148 programs from 28 different educational institutions offering a broad range of education opportunities. Through GoArmyEd, Soldiers can earn a certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree from a home institution. Soldiers may also take classes from multiple colleges and universities through web-based courses that can be completed anytime and anywhere.
Marine Corps Education and Career Center The Marine Corps Lifelong Learning site provides information on the various education programs and services available to Marines and their families, contact information for individual education centers, and links to financial aid for education.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private, nonprofit organization that provides financial, educational, and other assistance to Sailors, Marines, eligible family members, and survivors when in need. Services provided include emergency financial assistance, budget counseling, visiting nurses, and emergency financial assistance to qualifying Marines in the form of a low-interest loan.
Navy College Program (NCP) The NCP provides opportunities for Sailors to earn college degrees by providing academic credit for Navy training, work experience, and off-duty education. The NCP website lists links to education counselors, financial grants, and loans. It also provides information on the Servicemembers Opportunity College Navy (SOCNAV).
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private, nonprofit organization that provides financial, educational, and other assistance to Sailors, Marines, eligible family members, and survivors when in need. Services provided include emergency financial assistance, budget counseling, visiting nurses, and emergency financial assistance to qualifying Sailors in the form of a low-interest loan.
Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Founded in 1972, CCAF is the largest multi-campus community college in the world. CCAF is an accredited institution that provides transcript services to Air Force personnel as well as associate degrees in applied science.
Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) AFAS is a private, nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial assistance to Air Force members and their families, including interest-free loans, grants, or a combination of both. AFAS maintains an open door policy that encourages individuals to apply for assistance when they feel an emergency situation exists.
United States Coast Guard (USCG) Institute The USCG Institute website provides links to education opportunities and services, financial aid for education, and required forms for members of the USCG and their families.
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) CGMA is a private, nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to members of the Coast Guard community during times of need. CGMA provides persons associated with the Coast Guard, who demonstrate a financial need, with interest-free loans, personal grants, and confidential financial counseling and referral services.
Guard and Reserve
Army National Guard Education Center The Army National Guard Education Center provides National Guard Soldiers with information on benefit eligibility for federal and state programs, financial aid, and education resources and tools.
Army Reserve Voluntary Education Program (Requires AKO log-in) This website provides information for Reserve Soldiers on various education programs and services, including independent study tuition assistance, college and university tuition assistance, Montgomery GI Bill®, and student loans.
Air National Guard Benefits The Air National Guard (ANG) website includes a section detailing the benefits and entitlements for service members in the National Guard (both Army National Guard and Air National Guard). In addition to federal benefits provided to all National Guard service members, the ANG website allows personnel to view state-specific benefits and entitlements.