Education Assistance

Education Assistance Branch (EAB) locations are open and offering in-person services, Monday through Friday, 0800 -1600, adhering to all local installation COVID-19 policies and protocols. In-person services include testing, one-on-one advising sessions, and trainings/briefs (not exceeding 10 people). For more information, call 451-3091/9076.

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    John A. Lejeune Education Center

      Bldg 825 Stone St., Camp Lejeune

      Monday - Friday: 7:30AM - 4:30PM (Expect a response within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays)

    Phone  910.451.3091
    DSN  751.3091
    Apprenticeship  910.451.0064

    MCAS New River Education Center

      Bldg AS-212 Bancroft St., MCAS New River

      Monday - Friday: 8AM - 4:30PM (Expect a response within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays)

    Phone  910.449.5421
    DSN  752.6233 or 752.5397
    Apprenticeship  910.449.5397

    Education Counselors at Education Assistance can assist personnel in starting or completing their journey towards their college degree. Questions about our core services should be directed to the education center staff. We look forward to assisting our customers with these and any other educational needs.

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    Testing Center

     John A. Lejeune Education Center
        Bldg 825 Stone Street
        Camp Lejeune

      Monday - Thursday: 7:00AM - 4:00PM
         Friday: 7:00AM - 1:30PM

    Military Testing

    Military classification tests are available to all active duty and reserve personnel for all military branches of service. Personnel are required to submit the appropriate paperwork to the John A. Lejeune Education Center - Testing Department – Room 120. Click on the links provided to download the mandated exam authorizations forms. Appropriate Command signatures are required.

    Testing Center

     John A. Lejeune Education Center
        Bldg 825 Stone Street
        Camp Lejeune

      Monday - Thursday: 7:00AM - 4:00PM
         Friday: 7:00AM - 1:30PM

    *Rush scoring does not exist for ACT/SAT or AFCT tests. Allow nine weeks for SAT scores and four weeks for ACT scores.

    Testing Restriction

    Testing services are restricted to authorized base personnel only – active/reserve military, military spouses and retirees, DoD and NAF personnel, and individuals attending on base classes. Download testing fliers for complete exam information, registration, fees, dates & times, etc.

    Paper-Based Proctor Services

    Limited paper-based proctoring services are available. Authorization required. Contact 910.451.9289 to schedule a sit-down appointment with the Testing Officer to complete all necessary proctor request forms, and review facility policies and procedures.

    Computer-based Proctor Services

    Personnel needing computer-based proctoring services are required to seek alternate proctoring sites. Students are responsible for paying all applicable fees, if they apply. Students may click here for a list of local schools offering this service, or seek their own arrangements elsewhere.

    webTA Portal

    WebTA Steps

    Step One - Higher Education Prep Course

    Per MarAdmin 093/16, the Higher Education Prep Course (HEP) replaces the previous College 101 Orientation. The HEP is DoD mandated online training for all first-time TA users. When the training is complete, upload a copy of the certificate to your webTA account using the instruction flyer in Step 5.

    Step Two - Assessment Test

    Prospective TA users have five options to complete the assessment requirement for the Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River education offices.

    • Request a waiver by providing documentation of a GT score higher than 99;
    • Show proof of prior college with grades of C or better in college-level math and English courses;
    • Provide documentation of ACT (minimum score of 23 on test completed within the past 5 years) or SAT (minimum score of Verbal, 500/Writing, 500/Math, 500 on test completed within the past 5 years) scores;
    • Complete the 90 minute miniTABE Test at the Camp Lejeune or New River Learning Lab and submit scores to the Education Office; or
    • Complete the blue, OASC online assessment at Peterson’s Online. Pre-assessment scores of 80% or above in each section are acceptable. If pre-assessment scores do not meet the minimum requirement, the website will generate lessons based on questions missed on the pre-assessment. After completing the lessons, a post-assessment provides a second opportunity to score at least 80% in each section. Print screen your results, paste them into a Word document and upload the file to your webTA account. See the webTA instruction flyer in Step 4.

    Step Three - Notify the Education Office of Progress

    To ensure your webTA account is updated, please send a message to with the following information:

    • Rank and Full Name
    • Provide EDIPI Number
    • Unit
    • Location (City, State, Country)
    • Summary of completed steps

    Step Four - Review webTA Instruction Flyer

    Review the webTA instruction flyer for details of the entire process. Note the documents that should accompany each TA application:

    Degree Plan/Curriculum. A complete list of all the courses required for your degree. This document should be updated after every 3-4 completed classes.

    Statement of Fees. Document that shows the term start and end dates, course information, and course cost. This is required with each TA application unless attending a resident school.

    Step Five - Documents to Upload

    Use the student webTA portal and the webTA Instruction Flyer in Step 5 to apply for tuition assistance. A webTA User's Guide and a Command Approver User’s Guide are available if you would like a screen-by-screen set of instructions.

    What Education Center Should You Use?

    East Coast/East of the Mississippi
    MCB Camp Lejeune, NC

    West Coast/West of the Mississippi
    MCB Camp Pendleton, CA
    MCAS Miramar, CA

    Deployments to Okinawa (UDP)
    MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa
    MCAS Miramar, CA
    I&I Duty Personnel
    MARFORRES New Orleans
    West of the Mississippi
    MCRD San Diego, CA
    East of the Mississippi
    MCRD Parris Island, SC

    Colleges and Universities Aboard Base

    Coastal Carolina Community College
    Camp Lejeune - 910.451.2391
    MCAS New River - 910-449-6926/5369

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    University of North Carolina Wilmington
    Camp Lejeune - 910.451.5266
    CCCC Office - 910.938.6736
    MCAS New River - 910.449.4440
    Testing - 910.962.8378

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    MCAS New River - 910.449.6250

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    Webster University
    Camp Lejeune - 910.467.0422
    MCAS New River - 910.467.0423

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    Embry Riddle
    Camp Lejeune - 910.451.0174
    Microsoft Systems Academy - 910.451.7253

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