Air Force Education Programs


Like the other military branches the Air Force offers its members great opportunities to get a college education. These programs are generally referred to as Voluntary Education or Vol. Ed. The Community College of the Air Force offers the following programs to help airmen reach their education goals.

Tuition Assistance

If you are Active Duty, the Air Force will pay up to 100% of your college tuition. Click here to get more information.

Tip: You may be eligible for more than one educational benefit. Knowing when each is best for your situation can save you money and ensure you get the most out of your benefits. Click here to get "Answers-at-Glance" before you start using your benefits.

The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)

CCAF is the only degree-granting institution of higher learning in the world dedicated exclusively to enlisted people. If you are a motivated, career-oriented airmen or NCO, CCAF can offer you a unique opportunity to earn a job-related, two-year Associate in Applied Science degree. CCAF is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges.

Click here for details about the CCAF.

Other Air Force Education Resources

Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)

General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program provides grants to selected family members of Air Force members who are:

  • Active duty
  • Title 10 AGR/Reserve
  • Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty
  • Retired
  • Retired reserve
  • Deceased

The program pays up to $2,000 for all qualifying applicants.

Click here for details and learn about other AFAS programs.

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