FY-09 ADVANCED EDUCATION VOUCHER (AEV) PROGRAM

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SUBJ/FY-09 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-09 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-E8) TO COMPLETE POST-SECONDARY, NAVY-RELEVANT DEGREES.  THIS 
NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE REQUIREMENTS AND SOLICITS APPLICATIONS FOR THE 
FY-09 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:  E-7 WITH NO MORE THAN 16 YEARS TIME IN SERVICE
(TIS) AND E-8 WITH NO MORE THAN 18 YEARS TIS. TIS FOR ALL PAYGRADES ARE 
COMPUTED TO ONE OCTOBER 2008.  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-09, 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 VALIDATED AS A NAVY-RELEVANT DEGREE BY THE POINT OF 
CONTACT.
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-09, 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 VALIDATED AS NAVY-
RELEVANT BY THE POC. 
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-09 AEV 
PROGRAM SELECTION BOARDS IN MARCH 2009.  PROGRAM SELECTEES WILL BE 
EXPECTED TO ENROLL IN STUDIES IN SUMMER OR FALL 2009 TERMS.
7.  NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND (NETC) N525 IS ACCEPTING 
APPLICATIONS NOW FROM ELIGIBLE SENIOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL INTERESTED IN 
BEING CONSIDERED BY THE SELECTION BOARD.  DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS 27 
FEB 09.  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 (N525)
       250 DALLAS ST., PENSACOLA, FL 32508-5220
VIA:   (1) COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
       (2) COMMANDING OFFICER

SUBJ:  REQUEST FOR FY-09 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 THAT, 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.
                                  (MEMBER'S 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.  POINT OF CONTACT IS ETCM THOMAS SMITH, (NETC N525) ENLISTED 
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR AT (850) 452-7271/DSN 922 OR EMAIL 
AT THOMAS.A.SMITH4(AT)NAVY.MIL.
10.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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