Air Station Cape Cod has one of the largest Education Services
Offices in D1, serving many outlying units. This includes college courses and opportunities.
Call our office for the latest schedule of college courses offered on base to ensure registration and tuition assistance deadlines are met.
For those interested in starting or continuing their college education while stationed on Cape Cod, the Air Station Training and Education office has much to offer both active duty members and their spouses. One officer and one full time civilian Educated Services Officer are assigned to Training and Education, and they operate a full DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-traditional Educational Support) Education Center. Services available include testing, counseling, and educational referrals/liaison with local colleges.
Testing services available include the full spectrum of DANTES-sponsored testing programs.
This includes credit-by-examination tests such as CLEP and DSST, as well as national admissions testing programs such as SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT. All testing programs are currently free-of-charge for USCG active duty members and their spouses (subject to some restrictions).
For those interested in traditional, classroom-based college courses, there are several options available to the Cape Cod resident. The nearest college is Cape Cod Community College (CCCC) located approximately 30 minutes from the base in Hyannis. CCCC is a 2- year school offering associate's degrees in business, liberal arts, and sciences.
Additionally, two off-cape, 4-year institutions offer classes and degree programs at CCCC.
Active Duty members stationed in Massachusetts also receive a tuition waiver at state funded institutions. Each school's Veterans agent will have the specifics.
If you are thinking about starting, continuing, or finishing a college degree, it can be done
here at Air Station Cape Cod. The Training and Education Department may be reached at
Phone: (508) 968-6440/6442 (Application/eligibility).