FY-13 ADVANCED EDUCATION VOUCHER PROGRAM

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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 263/04, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION CONTINUUM 
ANNOUNCEMENT.  REF B IS OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS N13 POLICY DECISION MEMO, 
ENLISTED ADVANCED EDUCATION SERVICE OBLIGATION.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE FY-13 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-13 AEV 
PROGRAM.

2.  AEV SUPPORTS 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 17 YEARS TIME 
IN SERVICE (TIS), E8 WITH NO MORE THAN 19 YEARS TIS AND E9 WITH NO MORE THAN
22 YEARS TIS.  TIS FOR ALL PAYGRADES ARE COMPUTED TO 1 OCTOBER 2013.
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.  AEV IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR 
COURSES USED TO EARN AN ADDITIONAL DEGREE AT THE SAME OR LOWER EDUCATION LEVEL.  LOWER 
DIVISION OR PREREQUISITE COURSES MAY BE AUTHORIZED IF THE COURSES ARE PART OF A SAILOR'S 
DEGREE PROGRAM AND ARE LISTED ON THEIR APPROVED EDUCATION PLAN.

3.  AEV FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE COMPLETION WILL COVER 100 PERCENT OF TUITION, BOOKS AND 
RELATED FEES UP TO 6,700 DOLLARS PER YEAR FOR A MAXIMUM OF 36 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF 
SIGNING A LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE.  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-13, ONLY NAVY-RELEVANT 
BACCALAUREATE DEGREES WILL BE CONSIDERED.  EXAMPLES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
STRATEGIC FOREIGN LANGUAGES (AS IDENTIFIED BY NAVY'S SENIOR LANGUAGE AUTHORITY VIA 
SEPCOR IN REF B), 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 LISTED BELOW.

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 SIGNING A LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE.  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-13, ONLY NAVY-
RELEVANT MASTER'S DEGREES WILL BE CONSIDERED.  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 POINT OF CONTACT LISTED BELOW.

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.  THE MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE NAVY WILL CONVENE THE
FY-13 AEV PROGRAM SELECTION BOARDS IN JUNE 2013.  PROGRAM SELECTEES WILL BE EXPECTED TO 
ENROLL IN STUDIES FOR THE FALL 2013 TERM.

7.  NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND (NETC) (N523) IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW 
FROM ELIGIBLE SENIOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL INTERESTED IN BEING CONSIDERED BY THE SELECTION 
BOARD.  DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS 24 MAY 2013.  APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE ENDORSEMENTS 
BY BOTH THE COMMANDING OFFICER AND COMMAND MASTER CHIEF (MAXIMUM LENGTH ONE PAGE 
EACH).  FORMAT IS AS FOLLOWS:
FROM:  (RANK/RATE, FULL NAME)
TO:    NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND (N523)
       250 DALLAS ST., PENSACOLA, FL 32508-5220
VIA:   (1) COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
       (2) COMMANDING OFFICER

SUBJ:  REQUEST FOR FY-13 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 NAVY KNOWLEDGE
           ONLINE (NKO))
       (2) ALL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS
       (3) PHOTOGRAPHS (FULL LENGTH SIDE AND FRONTAL VIEWS) QQQQ

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 AM 
FORWARDING 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.  PROJECTED ROTATION DATE:  YYMM
    B.  DUTY TELEPHONE NUMBER(S) (COMMERCIAL/DSN):
    C.  HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER:
    D.  HOME MAILING ADDRESS:
    E.  WORK AND HOME E-MAIL 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 THE 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 ETCS(SW/AW) JASON C. SZOT, (NETC N523), ENLISTED EDUCATION PROGRAM 
COORDINATOR, AT (850) 452-7268/DSN 459 OR VIA E-MAIL AT JASON.SZOT(AT)NAVY.MIL.

10.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

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