Get Started at ECU


Getting Started for Air Force

Step 1: Review your Military Benefit opportunities and eligibility

Contact your Air Force Education Service Office to find out what benefits are available to you.

  • Work with your Air Force Education Service Officer (ESO) to set up your paperwork in preparation for Tuition Assistance authorization and any other potential benefits.

Step 2: Apply at ECU as a DE student 

Apply at ECU as a DE student. You will work with an ECU Representative and Academic Advisor to discover the course/s and program that is right for your goals.

  • An ECU representative will contact you to confirm your application. An Advisor will also be selected for you once your program of study is named.
  • Inform the ECU Academic Advisor you are currently serving and are working with your Education Service Officer to obtain your Tuition Assistance authorization and/or any other military benefits.

Step 3: Submit paperwork documenting your prior education

  • ECU may need additional information such as a high school transcript, college transcripts, or GED.
    • You will work with your ESO and an ECU representative to determine what you need to be admitted.

Step 4: Acceptance and Benefits processing

  • Upon acceptance to ECU
    • Notify your Air Force Education Office that you've been accepted to ECU and request Tuition Assistance authorization and/or any other education benefits paperwork.
  • Once ECU has reviewed your Tuition Assistance authorization, you can be enrolled in courses.

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