ACES services within the USAG Rheinland-Pfalz are located on four Army Education Centers: Rhine Ordnance Barracks (ROB), Baumholder (Smith Barracks), Kleber Kaserne, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. The Education Center on ROB, Building 288, is the HUB Center. The HUB Center provides services to all Soldiers within the garrison as well as US Army Reserve Soldiers in Europe.
***Service Members MUST enroll through GoArmyEd in
order to request Army Tuition Assistance***
Building 3245 Monday - Friday 0730-1630
Administration - DSN 483-7471
RHINE ORDNANCE BARRACKS (ROB)
Building 288 Monday - Friday 0730-1630
Administration - DSN 493-2588
Army Education Centers have professionally trained counselors available to provide
educational and career counseling services for the entire community.
Counselors can also show soldiers how to navigate through the GoArmyEd Portal.
GoArmyEd.com is the virtual gateway for Soldiers on active duty to request Tuiton
Assistance (TA) online anytime for classroom and distance learning college courses.
FAST, Functional Academic Skills Training, classes are offered several times a year
for Soldiers desiring to raise their GT score. FAST classes are on duty 60 hour
courses held Monday through Friday.
College classes are available in a face-to-face (traditional) format and online.
Most face-to-face undergraduate classes usually meet twice a week in the
evening for 3 hours, for a total of 8 weeks; lunchtime and weekend classes
are also offered. Online undergraduate classes are usually available anytime,
any day through the service member's home school's portal.
Certificates and Associates Degrees
Certificates and Associates Degrees are offered by three academic institutions in
Kaiserslautern in a face-to-face format; CTC, ERAU, and UMUC-E. The certificate
usually requires 15-32 semester hours of credit while the associates degree program
requires 60-65 semester hours of completed credit. Service members can also take
courses for these degree programs online.
Bachelor's Degrees are offered by CTC, ERAU, and UMUC-E in face-to-face format in
Kaiserslautern. These colleges offer lower and upper level courses leading towards
a bachelor's degree. A bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 120 semester hours.
Service members can also take courses for this degree program online.
There are three academic institutions offering face-toface graduate programs in
Kaiserslautern; University of Oklahoma, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and
University of Maryland University College Europe. Service members can also take
courses for this degree program online.
**Please check with your Education Counselor/Aide and or home school to determine
course and degree program availability!**
Central Texas College (CTC)
CTC offers an AA in Applied Science, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Professions,
Legal Assistant, Automotive Mechanic/Technician and Microsoft Certification Program.
University of Maryland University College-Europe (UMUC)
UMUC offers general studies and management. BA/BS offers a comprehensive program
that features courses from main academic descriptions via distance learning. Graduate
degrees in public administration, Counseling, MIT and MIS.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)
ERAU odders Certifications, AS, BS and MS degrees in Aviation Maintenance,
Professional Aeronautics and Aeronatical Sciencee. Technical Mangement and
University of Oklahoma (OU)
Ou offers a Masters of Human Relations, Masters of Arts with an emphasis in
International Relations and a PHD program in Organizational Leadership.
**Additional majors and concentrations for all academic instititions are
available through their direct websites.**
TUITON ASSISTANCE/FINANCIAL AID
Tuiton Assistance (TA)
The Army TA program provides financial assistance towards tuiton costs for
Soldiers enrolled in off-duty courses offered by accredited college or university. The
total amount of tuiton assistance for the fiscal year (October-September) is $4,500;
$250 per credit hour. Soldiers will be eligible to use TA after successful completion of
their first year of service, after graduating from BCT, AIT, OSC, or BOLC (whichever is
latest). Exception-soldiers OCONUS may use TA for Host Nation Language courses
even if they have not met the one year service requirement for TA usage-NO OTHER
COURSES MAY BE TAKEN until one year has been met. Soldiers can use TA for a
post-Bachelor's degree after completing 10 years* of service.
* Soldiers are only requires to adhere to this requirement if TA was utilized for any
portion of the undergraduate coursework*
The amount of education benefits depends on the date of entrance and the conditions
under which the individual entered active duty. Additional payment of $600 to enhance
a Soldiers MGIB by $150 per month can be made. Contact the VA for specific details
and information about qualifications.
Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at your education
center (or apply online).
Spouse Education Assistance
The military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides up
to $4,000 (over 2 years) of Financial Assistance for military spouses (to those that
qualify) who are pursuing degree programs, licenses, or credentials leading to
employment in portable career fields.
DANTES and College Testing
Tests include the ACT and SAT.
No tests will be given without and apoointment and we prefer 2 weeks notice.
Please call 493-2590/2596 to speak to a counselor about testing.
and start studying today!!
Army Personnel Testing
Army test available: AFAST, ASVAB, AFCT, DLAB, DLPT, OPI, and SIFT. Talk to
an education counselor to check eligibility, requirements, scores, time limits, and
APT exams in the Kaiserslautern Military Community are administered at the ROB
Education Center, Building 285, Room 5. Please call 493-2588 to speak to a
counselor about testing. Service members need a DA 4187 prior to APT testing.
and start studying today!