R 211658Z AUG 14 PSN 512994K30
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/EDUCATION POLICY UPDATE//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/AUG//
REF/C/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/231503ZMAR10//
NARR/REF A IS THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTRUCTION 1322.25, VOLUNTARY
EDUCATION PROGRAMS. REF B IS OPNAVINST 1560.9A, VOLUNTARY EDUCATION (VOLED)
FOR NAVY SAILORS. REF C IS NAVADMIN 105/10, CHANGES TO EDUCATION PRIORITIES
AND MANAGEMENT OF OFF-DUTY VOLUNTARY EDUCATION FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE AND
NAVY COLLEGE PROGRAM FOR AFLOAT COLLEGE EDUCATION.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN establishes commanding officers (CO) and officers-in-
charge (OIC), waiver tuition assistance (TA) recommendation authority and
outlines the updated reimbursement policy for TA, promulgated by reference
(a). It augments the TA policy sections of reference (b).
2. Policy update for first permanent duty station TA restriction.
Effective immediately, COs and OICs may approve waivers to the requirement
for members onboard one-year in their first permanent duty station before
using TA. Required TA prerequisites are:
a. Receive education counseling by a Navy College counselor at a Navy
College Office (NCO) or via the Virtual Education Center (VEC).
b. Have an education plan approved by a Navy education counselor.
c. Receive the command*s leadership triad endorsement.
3. TA reimbursement policy. The minimum-required grade level has changed.
Reimbursement will be required from the service member if a successful course
completion is not obtained. For the purpose of reimbursement, a successful
course completion is defined as a grade of *C* or higher for undergraduate
courses, a *B* or higher for graduate courses, and a *Pass* for *Pass/Fail*
Reimbursement will also be required from the service member if he or she
fails to make up a grade of *I* (incomplete) within the time limits
stipulated by the educational institution or six months after the completion
of the class, whichever comes first. Per reference (a), the minimum grade
point average levels have not changed.
4. Covered charges now include those that are submitted to the Navy by the
educational institution for tuition only. Educational institutions that
bundle tuition, fees, or books into a consolidated cost, must detail the
charges for fees and books separately for service members participating in
the TA program. Fees include any charge not directly related to course
instructions including: cost associated with room, board, distance learning,
equipment, supplies, books/materials, exams, insurance, parking,
transportation, admissions, registration, or fines. TA funds are not to be
used for the purchase of books to include textbooks, eBooks, CDs/DVDs, or
reference or instructional materials.
5. The TA reimbursement policy is effective for all courses with start dates
after 1 October 2014.
6. Point of contact is Mr. Fred Drummond at (703) 604-3574/DSN 664 or via e-
mail at fred.drummond(at)navy.mil.
7. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
8. Released By Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//