Are you a veteran or veteran dependent? Please visit our Military Affairs Resource Center page.
Craven Community College is a flexible, affordable, accredited, and military friendly institution. Our education programs are designed to work with your military career and life. Our approach is practical, yet it also has the scholarly rigor you need. Craven Community College’s programs will integrated into your life, not take over your life.
Craven Community College offers class sessions several different ways:
- Traditional 16 week classes (Fall and Spring)
- Accelerated 8 week classes (two eight week terms per semester) – Accelerated sessions are the same classes offered on New Bern and Havelock campuses during the 16 week semester.
- Online classes (16 and 8 week)
- Saturday classes (Saturday sections are offered in 8 and 16 weeks format)
- Classes during lunch time are 11:40 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. conducted at the Jerry W. Marvel Training Building (Bldg. 4335) on MCAS Cherry Point.
Schedules are available on Craven’s website approximately six weeks prior to the beginning of each semester.
CLEP / DANTES / Pearson Vue
Craven Community College and Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Education Program have partnered together and opened a National Testing Center aboard MCAS Cherry Point Air Station which offers convenient and cost effective testing services to military personnel, family members, students and civilians associated with the base.
The National Testing Center (NTC) is now able to provide online testing and in most cases the test results are received immediately and scores are transferred to the school of their choice free of charge. The NTC offers College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing, DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs), and Pearson Vue professional certification exams.
The CLEP and DANTES standardized exams are offered to allow colleges and universities to award credit and/or to exempt a student from general education requirements in a variety of subjects by testing them on their current knowledge of the subject.
CLEP General & Subject Examinations: There are 34 tests that measure college level achievement in five main areas: English Composition, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social Sciences and History. Colleges may award 3 to 12 semester hours of college credit for successful completion. For more information about CLEP visit College Board.
Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs): The DSSTs cover both college level subject matter and vocational/technical matter. Tests are available in 37 subject areas. Colleges may award you up to 3 semester hours of college credit for each test successfully passed. For more information about Dantes visit Get College Credit.
Pearson Vue: These electronic certification and licensure testing delivers prompt test results for its growing list of IT certifications. The Pearson Vue advanced computer-based testing system administers exams for leading IT certification programs such as Cisco, CompTIA, Citrix, Novell and many more. For test availability and online registration visit Pearson Vue.
CLEP and DSSTs exams are free, one time, to active duty and active reserve members. Retirees, DoD civilian employees, family members, and civilians attending on-base schools may test for a nominal fee.
Passing CLEP and DANTES scores in English, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Mathematics can equal credit for classes offered in these areas at Craven.
For a listing of CLEP, DANTES and other standardized exams, view Credit by Examination.
- Tuition Assistance – Marine Corps
- Tuition Assistance – United States Cost Guard
- Tuition Assistance – United States Navy
- Tuition Assistance – United States Army
Tuition Assistance – United States Air Force
An airman must establish an Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) record, first, if one is not already activated. If the airman is Active Duty (AD) or Guard or Reserve the information will flow from the military record to AFVEC. The Guard or Reserve Airman must provide a copy of his or her activation order to activate AD Tuition Assistance.
A TA briefing must be requested with briefings currently provided virtually. The TA briefing is mandatory for an airman who has not used AF TA before or has not taken a course in a year or more.
Once the airman has completed the TA briefing and the Virtual Tuition Assistance briefing is completed (through the AFVEC account), the airman can load his or her degree plan. A generic degree plan may be provided for the first two courses, giving time for the evaluated degree plan to be created showing applied transfer credits including CCAF (if applicable). The evaluated degree plan must be provided prior to the airman requesting TA for a third course, as this is a stopper.
Once the degree plan has been reviewed and approved in AFVEC the airman may apply for TA. In AFVEC this is a funding request. We suggest the airmen enroll in the course first (course must be on the degree plan) and then apply for TA with the information. TA can be requested within 45 – seven days prior to the start of the course. TA cannot be requested in the seven day window or earlier than 45 days prior to the start date of the course.
If you want to attend a TA briefing or request assistance, the Joint Base Andrews Education and Training organizational box address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In-State and Out-of-State Tuition Rates
Active duty military based in North Carolina and their family members are eligible for the in-state tuition rate. Active duty military and their dependents continue paying in-state tuition if they transfer to another duty station as long as there is no break in their enrollment with Craven and they provide a copy of their orders before checking out of their current duty station. Students who are not legal residents of North Carolina and who do not qualify for the in-state rates, must pay the out-of-state tuition rate.
All Students, regardless of residency status, pay the technology fee, lab fee, and distance education fee. Tuition Assistance pays for only tuition costs. It is the student’s responsibility to pay for fees.
Select Craven Community College – Tuition and Fees to view the In-State and Out-of State Tuition Rates and the current technology fee(s).
Craven Community College office aboard
MCAS Cherry Point, NC
Training & Education Building #4335, Room 109
MCAS Cherry Point, NC 28533
Coordinator, Military Affairs Resource Center