The following links are provided for DCMS sponsored students:
Advanced Education Guide
This provides all the instructions for getting started in our advanced education program(s). The guide outlines the rules, requirements and processes to follow for getting into school, while in school, and when you are finished.
Degree Plan Proposal (DPP)
Once you have selected a school and curriculum, complete the Degree Plan.
Have your proposal signed (or forwarded through) your command for PCS
departure approval. Submit your proposal to the DCMS-81 Advanced Education Program Manager
at the Advanced Ed Mail Box
Request for Orders (RFO)
Once you have are accepted at your approved college (per your DPP), complete
the Request for Orders form and send to
along with your
Student Accounting Form (SAF)
The Student Accounting Form (SAF) is used to submit your tuition and fee payment requirements to the Coast Guard
for payment directly to the school.
SF-1164 Reimbursement Form
The SF-1164, Claim for Reimbursement for Expenditures on Official Business, is used to reimburse you for book costs (enlisted only) and fees you were required to pay upfront, vice Coast Guard payment later.
Student Contact Form
The Student Contact Information Form is how we know where you are. Since you are not assigned to a Coast Guard Unit, this is our official "listing" for you.
DUINS OERs are required for all officers annually on 30 June and upon
detachment. See Appendix C of the Advanced Education Guide for guidance.
Sample Theses from the various programs are located
Base NCR CSO
, complete Coast Guard Form
, and route to DCMS-81 for approval.
Safeguarding Personal Information
Avoid sending Personally Identifiable Information and other sensitive
information over the internet. If you must, use the guidance provided
by CG-651 in this guide