Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) gives Sailors the opportunity to experience challenging education and continue their personal and professional growth while on sea duty assignments. NCPACE is a part of the Navy College Program and provides both academic skills and college (undergraduate and graduate) courses. NCPACE courses, including academic skills courses, are provided to Sailors tuition-free; however, Sailors must pay the cost associated with their college textbooks and other educational materials.
Courses are taught via technology and by traditional classroom instruction. All undergraduate courses are from institutions with Servicemembers Opportunity College - Navy (SOCNAV) affiliation ensuring Sailors the opportunity to transfer credits and complete degrees.