The program is geared for junior and mid-level unrestricted Line (URL) and Information Warfare Community (IWC) officers. Selections will be made and forwarded by community sponsors by December of the FY the selected officer students will start their education tour. Communities allocations are announced via NAVADMIN message. FSEP selectees can choose any accredited graduate school in the continental U.S., Alaska, or Hawaii and attend for up to 24 months. Distance learning, Executive MBA, night/weekend/part-time programs structured for the working professional, medical, and legal education programs are not authorized graduate programs under FSEP. Those officers who have already received an advanced degree funded by the Navy are not eligible. This does not include those officers who earned a degree using their G.I. Bill, tuition assistance, or Navy College Program for Afloat College Education.
The CIVINS office at NPS acts as the third-party sponsor for FSEP tuition and also facilitates Education Plan reviews. FSEP applicants and selectees are highly encouraged to visit the CIVINS Website or email the CIVINS office at CIVINS@nps.edu for general inquiries.
(Updated on 02 May 18)