Education Services Office
US Coast Guard Airstation/SFO
Port Angeles, WA 98362
The following services are offered at the ESO office Port
Tuition Assistance (TA)
In order to receive TA, members must have a current CG
Assessment completed, receive approval from their respective
command, and fill out a Blank TA Request. All the required
forms will be emailed to you upon request. Just contact the
ESO for details.
Assessments and CG Transcripts
Members may request assessments of Coast Guard service for
college credit. The Application for Voluntary Education
Services form is available from the ESO upon request.
End-of-Course Tests (EOCTs) and Rating Advancement Tests
(RATS) are administered in the Learning Center at the
Education Office. Examinees must log in with their CACC card
for the online exams. Unofficial scores are available within
minutes of completing a test. Official scores are documented
in Direct Access within two days of testing. All study
materials are available online at the Learning Portal under
the Enlisted Advancement link.
Personnel desiring to retake the ASVAB/AFCT should contact
the ESO for counseling. ASVAB/AFCT testing and study guides
are available in the Education Office.
The ESO has numerous resources to help you select a college
or university to meet your needs. Choosing a major and
beginning a degree plan can all be accomplished at the
CLEP and DSST Exams
These exams are free to active duty members, reservists, and
spouses and are administered at Vincennes University Office
SAT and ACT Tests
All active duty and reserve personnel are eligible to take
SAT and ACT entrance
exams. Exams must be ordered through the Education Office.
SAT exams are
not available between 30 June and 1 October annually.
Requests for these tests
should be made at least four weeks in advance of the testing
Grants, Loans, and Scholarships
There are several programs available for members and their
families. These include the CG Foundation Grant, the Vander
Putten Grant, Cast Guard Mutual Assistance Loans, and
various private scholarships. The Learning Center is your
one stop resource for all of these programs.
details about eligibility, usage guidelines, and payments
and stipends). For help in deciding which program is right
for you, or to activate your benefits, contact the ESO for a
The Post 9/11 program is transferrable to dependents;
however certain conditions and service obligations apply.
Call the ESO at 360-417-5811 for details.
Career and Transitional Planning
The ESO has many resources to help you plan for a career if
you decide to transition out of the service. These include
resume writing, financial planning, job searches, and
benefit information. Be sure to contact the ESO before your
discharge date to take advantage of this helpful
CG Assessment Form