Educational Assistance Test Program

Section 901 is a noncontributory program in which an eligible participant or in some cases his or her dependent(s) may receive an educational assistance and subsistence allowance while training at an accredited institution. This program was limited to people who enlisted or re-enlisted in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps after September 30, 1980 and before October 1, 1981. Participants must have been secondary school graduates.

An eligible participant who subsequently reenlists at the end of his or her qualifying enlistment upon which entitlement is based has two alternatives to receiving education benefits: (1) Make an election to receive lump sum payment in lieu of educational benefits (Such an election is handled by the appropriate military service department and is irrevocable.); (2) Make an election to transfer all or part of his or her entitlement to a spouse or dependent child(ren). NOTE: The VA regional office in Waco, Texas is responsible for the complete administration of this program. 

Further information concerning this program is available in an EFSC Military and Veterans Service Center.

Military & Veterans
Service Center


Locations & Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8 AM - 6 PM

Cocoa Campus
Building 11, Room 113
1519 Clearlake Rd.
Cocoa, FL 32922

Melbourne Campus
Bldg. 1, Rm. 140
3865 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935

Palm Bay Campus
Bldg. 2, Rm. 163A
250 Community College Parkway
Palm Bay, FL 32909