Education Programs

Personal & Professional Development

Personal & Professional Development strives to help Service members and their families realize their full potential. Be it smoothly changing duty stations, reaching financial stability, finding employment, career and education advisement, or transitioning successfully back to civilian communities, we’re here to help.  

  • Education Office (Rm. 109): Mon – Fri: 7am – 4:30pm
  • Testing available by appointment only. Call 252-466-3500 to schedule.
  • In-person education services are available by walk-in or appointment. Call 252-466-3500 to schedule.
  • Career & Resource Services Office (Rm. 213): Mon – Fri: 7:30am – 4:30pm
  • A variety of helpful information is available via webinars from Personal and Professional Development.

Education Programs

Whether you want to enroll in vocational or technical school, get your associate, bachelor, graduate, or postgraduate degree, we can get you there. Our mission is to enrich the quality of the entire military community by providing you with a broad range of high-quality personal and professional learning opportunities.

Free testing services are provided to active duty Service members and include: DANTES (Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support), Armed Forces Classification and proctoring of exams. Family members, retirees and authorized civilians are eligible for educational counseling and college exam proctoring.

Tuition Assistance/Funding

Our Tuition Assistance program is available to all active-duty Service members and can provide up to $4500 a year to assist you in meeting your goals. We also provide financial assistance to the spouses of active duty Service members and can help you understand how to take advantage of the GI Bill. Read below for more details and give us a call for assistance in determining your best option.


We provide a variety of options to help you advance your career and education. The Cherry Point Testing Center along with the Craven Community College National Testing Center allows you to turn your experience into college credits and take college entrance exams, military classification testing, career testing or other adult-education tests.


Scholarships can help pay for college or career school and don’t have to be repaid. Learn about scholarship opportunities we offer.

Transition Readiness Program

The Transition Readiness Seminar is a 5-day mandatory program designed to ease the burden of transition by providing Service members and their families with employment, college, technical and entrepreneurial information and guidance. This interactive program will increase the Service member’s knowledge and confidence through active participation.

Family Member Employment Assistance

The military lifestyle demands a lot of moving and that presents many challenges your family members. One of the largest is staying employed and building a career while moving from location to location. Our Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP) provides classes, resources and support that will help your family members land their next jobs.

Information, Referral & Relocation Services

The mission of the I&R Program is to support Service members and their families by helping them navigate through the military lifestyle.  The I&R Specialist is able to provide information on programs, services and resources available to Service members and their families.  The I&R Specialist is also the primary point of contact for all relocation assistance services aboard MCAS Cherry Point.

Personal Finance

Life comes with many unique financial events and we’re here to help you how to prepare for them. From buying a car and managing credit to preparing for marriage and surviving the holidays, our trainings and workshops teach you how to prepare for it all.

Retired Services

“Once a Marine, always a Marine” is more than just a slogan. We take care of our own. As you prepare for retirement and all that comes after it, we’re here to help you navigate everything from retired pay and allowance to healthcare benefits and death gratuity. The Marine and Family Program’s Retired Services Office (RSO) delivers information and assistance to retirees and eligible family members from all branches of the US Uniformed Services. Our staff of volunteers will help you get what you deserve for your honorable and faithful service to our nation.