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The 39th Force Support Squadron Education Office assists Airmen in finding the perfect higher level degree that will help them achieve their goals.

During your tour in Turkey you'll have an opportunity to pursue your higher education degree from our current on-base institution, The University of Maryland (UMUC), or one of the many distance learning programs.  If you choose to attend our on-base partner program, UMUC provides on-ground undergraduate courses and can assist you in pursuing courses towards a graduate degree.  

Certificate programs are offered through AF COOL.  AF COOL programs can be accessed through the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) where you can search available programs by selecting your particular AFSC. 

Tuition Assistance
Tuition assistance has been raised to $250 per credit hour or up to $750 per three hour course. Each member has a total of $4,500 per year to use on classes. Also military members have $4,500 for any one certification program while on active duty.

Community College of the Air Force
People can set up an appointment with an education counselor by calling 676-3211. CCAF is the easiest degree for active duty member to get as normally all of their AF courses and schools they have attended will work towards the 64 credits they need for their degree in their AFSC. 

University of Maryland
The University of Maryland University College offers resident courses in several subject areas like math, history, English, business management and many more. UMUC credit for courses are based on a semester-hour system and most in-residence classes offer three semester hours of credit. The UMUC schedule runs five terms a year. The university also offers many weekend seminars, usually worth one semester hour and offers, when available, a few lunchtime courses as well. Occasionally UMUC seeks temporary faculty among on-base members. If you're interested in teaching, you can contact the field representative
at 676-6367/3060

CLEP, DSST and Pearson Vue tests
CLEP and DSST testing is located at the Education Center on Mondays at 9:30 am and 1 p.m.

Pearson Vue testing is located at the Education Center on Tuesdays between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Through various Defense Activity for Non- Traditional Education Support (DANTES) programs students have an alternative to traditional classroom courses. These programs include credit-by-examination, independent study and external degree programs. Independent DANTES courses are available from about 40 regionally accredited colleges and universities. Course credits from these institutions are generally transferable, but students should check with their institution's degree requirements before enrolling.

Other services
The Education Center is here to provide you with educational support; including education and career counseling, educational funding opportunities, academic testing, credentialing, transcripts of your military training and experience, officer ascension advising and other services where appropriate.

Hours of Operations:
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
CDC, PME, Language, AFCT testing offered Tues – Thursday at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Building 1001

Contact Information
Mailing Address:
Unit 7075 Box 160
APO , AE 09824-5160

Phone Numbers:
DSN: 314-676-3211
COM: 90-322-316-3211
DSN FAX: 314-676-2981
COM FAX: 90-322-316-2981

Email: 39fss.fsde@us.af.mil