Army Continuing Education System (ACES)
The Army Continuing Education System is composed of the Army Education Center with five partner schools offering a variety of educational programs and services for Soldiers, Family members, employees and local civilians. The central phone number for ACES is (502) 624-2427. ACES includes three facilities: the Army Education Center in Building 65 and annex buildings 1174 and 1055. You may also like their Facebook page at Fort Knox Education Center.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Education Counseling Services are available to everyone and include academic planning and information on college course and program requirements, online degree options, financial aid, scholarships, the GI Bill and college programs throughout the country.
The Army Tuition Assistance program pays 100 percent of a Soldier’s tuition cost up to the annual established DOD caps. Schools must be regionally or nationally accredited. TA pays for associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and one certification. Soldiers must apply for benefits in advance through the GoArmyEd portal at www.goarmyed.com.
The five ACES Partner Schools include Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Western Kentucky University, University of Louisville, Sullivan University and Central Texas College. ACES maintains offices and staff at the Army Education Center in Building 65. College participation is open to everyone.
The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support testing program provides many college credit exams free to Soldiers. Tests are administered through a National Testing Center at the University of Louisville office, and tests scores are available immediately. For more information, call (502) 942-8060.
The Army Education Center manages the Army Personnel Testing program, offering AFCT, DLPT, DLAB and other military tests. Also available through the education center are college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT, as well as Pearson VUE’s certification exams. The Army Learning Center, in Building 65, is an 18-classroom facility used for military and civilian training in the daytime and college classes at night.
The Basic Skills Education Program assists Soldiers to raise GT scores and college readiness.