Education Services

8601 Zimborski Ave.
Fort Meade, MD 20755

Contact us

  • Office: 301-677-6421
  • Fax: 301-677-4135

Hours of operations

  • Mondays through Thursdays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fridays: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mission

  • The Education Staff provides quality services and programs to active duty, retirees, civilians and family members.
  • Professional guidance counselors provide a full range of adult and continuing education counseling. Individual counseling is available during normal duty hours on a walk-in basis.
  • Counselors are also available to visit units and provide briefings to commanders and service members about education opportunities at Fort Meade.

Services

  • Educational counseling and academic advising
  • Army Tuition Assistance (TA) to eligible personnel
  • Financial aid information
  • Promotion memos
  • GI Bill information and enrollment assists
  • In/Out Processing
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Services (DANTES) testing program
  • Army Personnel Testing (APT)
  • Multi-use Learning Facility (MLF) and Functional Academic Skills Training

Education briefings

All briefings are for a maximum of 14 people, walk in only, first-come, first-served. Family members are welcome.

    • Go Army Ed New Users Brief
      • Mondays and Wednesdays (time to be announced)
    • Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) & Post 9/11 GI Bill
      • For more information contact: LTC (R) Monstrose Robinson (email: MRobinson@bowiestate.edu)
    • Green to Gold
      • Last Wednesday of every month at noon

Multi-use learning facility/Computer lab

  • Hours of operations:
    • Mondays through Thursdays: 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Fridays: 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Army Accident Avoidance Driving Course: offered 1200 - 1400 Monday - Thur, 1200 - 1300 Fridays (takes approx. 1 hour)
  • Organizations or Units can reserve the computer lab
  • Call 301-677-3250 for details

Forms

FAST Functional Academic Skills Training

  • Classes are offered as a four-week review program utilizing a computer based review program in conjunction with a traditional classroom instructional format.
  • The four-week session meets Mondays-Fridays 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. for computer and classroom instruction (No classes on federal holidays)
  • Requirements: Commander Approval, TABE test scores
  • See an education counselor for details

Testing services

Fort Meade Educational Testing Center is located in the Education Center in Room 108. Testing starts at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 301-677-6421 for more information. Testing is available Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Information on Testing Services
  • Offered tests
    • Call 301-677-6421 to schedule one of the tests listed below.
    • ACT
    • AFAST (Requires DA4187 and ERB/ORB)
    • AFCT (Requires DA4187 and ERB/ORB)
    • DLAB (Requires DA4187 and ERB/ORB)
    • DLPT (Requires DA4187 and ERB/ORB)
    • PRAXIS (Note: PRAXIS exams must be ordered in advance and are only administered on national test dates. Prospective examinees are required to register for these exams by the specified control date from DANTES.0
    • SAT
    • TABE Forms A and D

College branches at Fort Meade

Colleges are located in the rear of the Education Center with separate hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Anne Arundel Community College (AACC)
    • Offers certificate/associate degree programs at Fort Meade
    • Classes are scheduled at Meade High School
    • Phone: 410-672-2117
  • University of Maryland, University College (UMUC)
    • Offers upper level undergraduate courses at Fort Meade
    • Classes are scheduled at Meade High School
    • Phone: 301-621-9882
  • Central Michigan University (CMU)
    • Offers graduate studies on Fort Meade
    • Phone: 301-621-9796

Tuition assistance

  • Cap: $250 per semester hour, $4,500 per fiscal year
  • Service member must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Please ensure educational staff can read your handwriting when dropping off or faxing SOUs
  • If you wish to schedule a unit briefing, please call the Educational Center at 301-677-6421 at least two days in advance.

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