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CG-131 RPA Advanced Education

The following links and information are provided for CG-131 sponsored students:

RPA Advanced Education Program Manager

RPA Advanced Education Guide

The RPA Advanced Education Guide was developed to provide instructions to get stated in our advanced education program.  It outlines the rules, requirements and processes to get into school, during and completion of your studies.

Degree Planning Proposal (DPP)

After you have selected a school for your curriculum, complete the Degree Planning Proposal (DPP). Have your proposal signed (or forwarded through) your command for PCS departure approval.  Submit your signed proposal to the RPA Advanced Education Program Manager at .

Request for Orders (RFO)

Once you have been accepted at your approved college (per you DPP), complete the Request for Orders (RFO) form and send to along with your acceptance letter.

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 fees you were required to pay upfront, vice Coast Guard payment later.

Student Contact Form

Since you are not assigned to a Coast Guard unit, the Student Contact Form is our official listing for you.  It will ensure we know where you are and how to contact you.

OER Forms

You are required to complete a DUINs OER as a PG student.  The following is provided to assist you.

LT to LCDR use the following:

Thesis Samples

These are thesis samples from various programs to help with writing yours.

Foreign Travel Guide

The Foreign Travel Guide will assist you with any foreign travel while attached to the advanced education program.  Note the restrictions defined in the RPA Advanced Education Guide before considering any foreign travel. 
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Last Modified 12/13/2013