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Note: WebTA is mandatory.

All Tuition Assistance Applications must be submitted electronically and digitally signed unless the member does not have CG Computer access. Reservist is exempt to this policy. 
Base Alameda TA Eligibility Form dated 30 Oct 2014  (Use back arrow to return to this page.)

The advantages for submitting TA Applications electronically:
1. You do not have to travel to the Education Center to drop off your TA Application.
2. Quicker turn around for TA processing.
3. Better tracking and accountability.
4. Conserving paper and money.

Following these tips now, will help make the transition smoother when the Coast Guard TA policy is utilized. Instructions on how to complete WebTA

Computer-Based DANTES Examinations are available at Travis AFB.
Travis Air Force Base National Test Center Address is: 530 Hickman Avenue Bay C Room 111, Travis AFB, CA 94535. POC: Jennifer Pierce - email:; Digna Caragan – email: Phone # is 707-344-6891.

Note: Each institution determines its acceptable scores and the amount of credits granted for each examination. Students are encouraged to consult the institution granting their degree prior to taking these exams.

Helpful Links
Coast Guard Institute:
DANTES Home page:
Peterson Online Academic Skills Course:
Base Alameda Education Center:
Contact Base Education Center for additional information.

Other Guidance:

Take responsibility of your own education career by becoming a self-directed learner. Time is the essence in accomplishing any goal because there is twenty four hour in a day, and that will never change.

Education Center Points of Contact:
Regional Director/Education Services Officer/DANTES TCO: Mr. Barionel Guiteau
Education Services Specialist/DANTES ATCO: Mr. Leonard Williams

On Base School: Columbia College
Office Point of Contact: Ms. Darla Cuadra 437-1280
Director, Columbia College – Coast Guard Island Campus

Degrees:  Associate, Bachelors and Graduate Programs … MBA, MSCJ & MA in Teaching.

Evening & Saturday classes … Five 8 Week Semesters/year … In-Seat or Online courses

Phone: 510-437-1280 Fax: 510-437-1279; Email:

Coast Guard Island, Building #3, Alameda, CA, 94501

Office Hours: 0800-1700 Mon-Fri.

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