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NETC Announces FY-20 Advanced Education Voucher Program for Senior Enlisted

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced March 15 the FY-20 Advanced Education Voucher (AEV) program.

The AEV program provides financial assistance to selected senior enlisted personnel (E7-E9) to complete post-secondary, Navy-relevant degrees through off-duty education.

“The AEV program supports the continued educational development of senior enlisted leaders to support the Navy our Nation needs,” said Senior Chief Machinists Mate Joshua Rice, NETC AEV program manager. “The program provides the Navy's chief, senior chief and master chief petty officers a platform to pursue higher education that makes them more effective leaders along with enhancing their technical competencies in our ever-changing operational environments.”

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be top performing active-duty senior enlisted personnel (E7-E9) who are transferring to, or currently on shore duty with sufficient time ashore to complete a baccalaureate or master's degree program. Applicants on sea duty may apply provided they submit an education plan that shows the ability to complete the degree program as specified above.

How many quotas are available?

The AEV program has 10 quotas -- five bachelor degrees and five master degrees -- available for FY-20.  

What Navy-relevant degrees will be considered for the AEV program?

For the Baccalaureate program, degrees considered include:

Strategic Foreign Languages

Construction Management

Emergency and Disaster Management

Human Resources

Paralegal, Leadership and management


Information Technology


Business Administration

Electrical and Electronic Technology

For the Master’s program, degrees considered include:

Emergency and Disaster Management

Human Resources

Project Management

Engineering an d Technology

Systems Analysis

Information Technology

Homeland Defense and Security

Leadership and managem4ent

Business Administration

Education and Training Management

Degree programs other than those listed above must be validated as a Navy-relevant degree by the NETC AEV program manager.

How much funding is provided? 

Participants in the AEV Program will be provided funds for tuition, books, and related fees for completion of their advanced degrees within the following limits:

Baccalaureate degree: Funding limits are a maximum of $6,700 per fiscal year for up to 36 months from the date of signing a letter of acceptance, not to exceed $20,000 total program cost.

Master’s degree: Funding limits are a maximum of $20,000 per fiscal year for up to 24 months from the date of signing a letter of acceptance, not to exceed $40,000 total program cost.

When does the program begin?

Applicants should be available to commence their studies in the 2019 fall term (after Oct. 1, 2019).

Is there a service obligation?

Participants shall agree to remain on active-duty for a period equal to three times the number of months of education completed or three years, whichever is less. 

What is the submission deadline?

Deadline for applying for the FY-20 AEV program is May 24, 2019. Applications should be sent to Naval Education and Training Command (N523), 250 Dallas Street, Pensacola, FL, 32508-5220.

Where can I get additional information on the program?

Additional information about the AEV program can be found at http://www.navycollege.navy.mil/resources/aev.htm or by contacting Senior Chief Machinists Mate Joshua Rice, NETC N523, at (850) 452-7268/DSN 459-7268, or via e-mail at joshua.c.rice@navy.mil.

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