FY-08 ADVANCED EDUCATION VOUCHER (AEV) PROGRAM

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NAVADMIN 237/07//
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SUBJ/FY-08 ADVANCED EDUCATION VOUCHER (AEV) PROGRAM// 


REF/A/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/181833ZNOV2004// REF/B/DOC/OPNAV 
N13/29MAR05// NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 263/04 WHICH ANNOUNCED THE 
PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION CONTINUUM.  REF B IS OPNAV N13 POLICY 
DECISION MEMO ENLISTED ADVANCED EDUCATION SERVICE OBLIGATION.// 
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE FY-08 ADVANCED EDUCATION VOUCHER 
(AEV) PROGRAM.  THE AEV PROGRAM IS PART OF THE PROFESSIONAL MILITARY 
EDUCATION CONTINUUM, ANNOUNCED BY REF A, AND OFFERS ADVANCED EDUCATION 
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELECTED ENLISTED SAILORS.  THE AEV PROGRAM PROVIDES 
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO SENIOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL (E7-E9) TO COMPLETE 
POST-SECONDARY, NAVY-RELEVANT DEGREES.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE 
REQUIREMENTS AND SOLICITS APPLICATIONS FOR THE FY-08 AEV PROGRAM.
2.  AEV WILL SUPPORT BACCALAUREATE AND MASTER?S DEGREE COMPLETION IN 
DESIGNATED AREAS OF STUDY THROUGH OFF-DUTY EDUCATION.  PROVEN SUPERIOR 
PERFORMERS WITH POTENTIAL FOR CONTINUED UPWARD MOBILITY ARE ELIGIBLE AS 
FOLLOWS:  E7 WITH NO MORE THAN 18 YEARS TIME IN SERVICE (TIS), E8 WITH 
NO MORE THAN 20 YEARS TIS, E9 WITH NO MORE THAN 24 YEARS TIS.  TIS FOR 
ALL PAYGRADES IS COMPUTED TO
1 OCT 08.  APPLICANTS SHOULD BE 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, WITH COMMANDING OFFICER ENDORSEMENT, 
WHICH DEMONSTRATES THE ABILITY TO COMPLETE THE DEGREE PROGRAM AS 
SPECIFIED ABOVE.  SENIOR ENLISTED WHO HAVE ALREADY INVESTED IN THEIR 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BY PURSUING COLLEGE EDUCATION AND THOSE WHO 
ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A QUALIFYING POST-SECONDARY DEGREE PROGRAM 
USING TUITION ASSISTANCE (TA), OR OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, 
ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE AEV PROGRAM.  REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY 
EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES INCURRED PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION IN AEV IS NOT 
AUTHORIZED.  AEV AND TA BENEFITS MAY NOT BE COMBINED.
3.  AEV FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE COMPLETION WILL COVER 100 PERCENT OF 
TUITION, BOOKS AND RELATED FEES.  EACH PARTICIPANT WILL BE LIMITED TO 
6,700 DOLLARS PER YEAR FOR A MAXIMUM OF 36 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF 
ENROLLMENT.  TOTAL PROGRAM COSTS WILL NOT EXCEED 20,000 DOLLARS PER 
PARTICIPANT.  AT A MINIMUM, BACCALAUREATE DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM 
APPLICANTS MUST HAVE EITHER AN ACCREDITED ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE OR THE 
EQUIVALENT AMOUNT OF COLLEGE CREDIT ALREADY EARNED AND APPLICABLE TO 
THE DEGREE BEING SOUGHT.  FOR FY-08, A NAVY-RELEVANT BACCALAUREATE 
DEGREE IS REQUIRED.  EXAMPLES ARE AS FOLLOWS:  STRATEGIC FOREIGN 
LANGUAGES (AS IDENTIFIED BY NAVY?S SENIOR LANGUAGE AUTHORITY VIA 
SEPCOR), CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, EMERGENCY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT, 
HUMAN RESOURCES, PARALEGAL, LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT, ENGINEERING, 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, NURSING, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND 
ELECTRICAL/ ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY.  A DEGREE PROGRAM WHICH IS NOT 
LISTED ABOVE MUST BE APPROVED BY THE POINT OF CONTACT (POC) TO VALIDATE 
NAVY RELEVANCE.
4.  AEV FOR THE MASTER?S DEGREE PROGRAM WILL COVER 100 PERCENT TUITION, 
BOOKS AND RELATED FEES UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 20,000 DOLLARS PER YEAR FOR 
UP TO 24 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF ENROLLMENT.  TOTAL PROGRAM COSTS PER 
PARTICIPANT WILL NOT EXCEED 40,000 DOLLARS. 
MASTER?S DEGREE PROGRAM APPLICANTS MUST HAVE BEEN AWARDED A 
BACCALAUREATE DEGREE FROM AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING ACCREDITED 
BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.  
FOR FY-08, A NAVY-RELEVANT MASTER'S DEGREE IS REQUIRED.  EXAMPLES ARE 
AS FOLLOWS:  EMERGENCY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES, 
PROJECT MANAGEMENT, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, HOMELAND DEFENSE AND SECURITY, LEADERSHIP AND 
MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, AND EDUCATION AND TRAINING 
MANAGEMENT.  A DEGREE PROGRAM WHICH IS NOT LISTED ABOVE MUST BE 
APPROVED BY THE POC TO VALIDATE NAVY RELEVANCE. 
5.  PER REF B, UPON COMPLETION OF, OR WITHDRAWAL FROM, EDUCATION FOR 
WHICH ANY AUTHORIZED EXPENSES WERE PAID, 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.  THIS 
OBLIGATION IS DISCHARGED CONCURRENTLY WITH ANY OTHER SERVICE OBLIGATION 
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS MAY HAVE ALREADY INCURRED.  THIS AGREEMENT DOES 
NOT OBLIGATE NAVY TO RETAIN THE MEMBER ON ACTIVE DUTY.  IF A PROGRAM 
PARTICIPANT FAILS TO COMPLETE THE PERIOD OF ACTIVE DUTY SPECIFIED IN 
THE AGREEMENT, SUCH MEMBER WILL REIMBURSE THE UNITED STATES FOR THE 
COST OF THE ADVANCED EDUCATION RECEIVED, PRORATED FOR THE OBLIGATED 
TIME SERVED.
6.  MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE NAVY WILL CONVENE THE FY-08 AEV 
PROGRAM SELECTION BOARDS IN MAR 08.  PROGRAM SELECTEES WILL BE EXPECTED 
TO ENROLL IN STUDIES IN SUMMER OR FALL 2008 TERMS.
7.  ELIGIBLE SENIOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL INTERESTED IN APPLYING SHOULD 
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND (NETC) 
N725 NLT 22 FEB 08 FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE SELECTION BOARD.  
APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE ENDORSEMENTS BY BOTH COMMANDING OFFICER AND 
COMMAND MASTER CHIEF (MAXIMUM LENGTH ONE
PAGE EACH).  FORMAT IS AS FOLLOWS:   

  FROM:  (RANK, RATE, FULL NAME, SSN (LAST FOUR ONLY))
  TO:    NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND (N725)
         250 DALLAS ST., PENSACOLA, FL 32508-5220
  VIA:   (1) COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
         (2) COMMANDING OFFICER

  SUBJ:  REQUEST FOR FY-08 ADVANCED EDUCATION VOUCHER (AEV)

  REF:   (A) CITE THIS NAVADMIN

  ENCL:  (1) VERIFIED DEGREE PLAN SIGNED BY COUNSELOR FROM
             APPLICABLE COLLEGE (THE REQUIRED DEGREE PLAN CAN BE
             FOUND ON THE AEV WEB PAGE LOCATED ON NKO.)
         (2) ALL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS
         (3) PHOTOGRAPHS (FULL LENGTH SIDE AND FRONTAL VIEWS)    

  1.  I REQUEST SELECTION FOR THE AEV PROGRAM TO COMPLETE A
  MASTER?S OR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE (SELECT ONE).  I MEET ALL 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED IN REFERENCE (A) AND FORWARD 
ENCLOSURES (1) THROUGH (3).

  2.  MY PREFERRED AREA OF STUDY IS (CITE MAJOR) AND I AM
  INTERESTED IN PURSUING MY DEGREE AT (CITE SCHOOL).  MY
  PROJECTED PROGRAM START AND COMPLETION DATES ARE (CITE YYMM TO YYMM).  
MY ALTERNATE AREA OF STUDY IS (CITE ALTERNATE MAJOR) AND I AM 
INTERESTED IN PURSUING MY DEGREE AT (CITE SCHOOL IF KNOWN).

  3.  NARRATIVE FROM THE APPLICANT STATING WHY HE/SHE SHOULD BE 
SELECTED FOR THIS EDUCATION PROGRAM (MAX ONE PAGE).

  4.  THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED:
      A.  PRD:  YYMM
      B.  DUTY TELEPHONE NUMBER(S) (COMMERCIAL/DSN):
      C.  HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER:
      D.  HOME MAILING ADDRESS:
      E.  WORK AND HOME EMAIL ADDRESS(ES):

5.  I UNDERSTAND IF SELECTED FOR THIS PROGRAM, I WILL INCUR A SERVICE 
OBLIGATION WITH THE FOLLOWING STIPULATIONS:  UPON COMPLETION OF, OR 
WITHDRAWAL FROM, EDUCATION FOR WHICH ANY AUTHORIZED EXPENSES WERE PAID, 
I SHALL REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY FOR A PERIOD EQUAL TO THREE TIMES THE 
NUMBER OF MONTHS OF EDUCATION COMPLETED OR THREE YEARS, WHICHEVER IS 
LESS.  THIS OBLIGATION IS DISCHARGED CONCURRENTLY WITH ANY OTHER 
SERVICE OBLIGATION WHICH I MAY ALREADY HAVE INCURRED.  THIS AGREEMENT 
DOES NOT OBLIGATE NAVY TO RETAIN ME ON ACTIVE DUTY.  FURTHERMORE, IF I 
FAIL TO COMPLETE THE PERIOD OF ACTIVE DUTY SPECIFIED IN THE AGREEMENT 
(VOLUNTARILY OR DUE TO MISCONDUCT), I AGREE TO REIMBURSE THE UNITED 
STATES FOR THE COST OF THE EDUCATION RECEIVED PRORATED FOR THE 
OBLIGATED TIME SERVED.

                                   (MEMBERS SIGNATURE)

8.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE AEV PROGRAM CAN BE VIEWED ON THE 
NAVY KNOWLEDGE ONLINE (NKO) WEBSITE AT WWW.NKO.NAVY.MIL. 
THE QUICK LINK IS LOCATED ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE LEARNING PAGE.
9. THE POINT OF CONTACT IS ETCM THOMAS SMITH, (NETC N725) ENLISTED 
EDUCATION COORDINATOR AT (850) 452-7271/DSN 922 OR EMAIL AT 
THOMAS.A.SMITH4(AT)NAVY.MIL.
10.  RELEASED BY MR. PATRICK MCLAUGHLIN, N1B.//

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