In order to combat and slow the spread of COVID-19, the San Diego City College office in the Lifelong Learning Center (Building 111) at MCRD and San Diego City College office in Building 3280 at Naval Base San Diego and will be closed until further notice. During this time, the City College representatives will be working remotely. For questions and/or assistance with admission, application, residency, mySDCCD portal setup, registration, Tuition Assistance, or any other services, please contact the:

MCRD representative
Jamie Hammond or 619-357-6671.

NBSD representative
Sheila Davis or 619-800-3434

Thank you for choosing San Diego City College to help you achieve your academic goals.  Our institution is proud of the support that we are able to offer our Active Duty Military and hope that the below information is useful to you as you navigate your educational journey.

Applying for Tuition Assistance

Please note that Active Duty Military must have prior approval from an ESO or military counselor prior to enrolling for classes.


Tuition Assistance- 

The Navy College website is For more information regarding the TA process, Sailors can contact the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) between the hours of 0700 - 1900 Eastern Time, Monday-Friday (closed on Federal holidays). There are various ways to reach them. A Help Request can be submitted, initiating a chat, sending a text message to (877-838-1659) or by calling. City College also has an office located at Naval Base San Diego for general questions regarding the TA process. The office number is (619-233-5617) 

Applying for Tuition Assistance (TA) for active duty Navy Personnel- 

Service members (Navy) interested in using their TA benefits can apply through the Navy College Program website at The service member can click on the "Get Started" button located on the site. This will take them through a series of 5 steps. Completion of these steps are required for TA.  

  • Step 1: Explore Education and Career Paths 
  • Step 2: Receive Counseling from a Navy College Education Counselor 
  • Step 3: Research, Select a School, & Develop a Plan 
  • Step 4: Secure Tuition Assistance & Other Funding 
  • Step 5: Execute Your Plan 

In Step 3, Sailors are required to upload a degree plan provided by the school. Sailors can schedule an appointment with a San Diego City College Counselor at Naval Base San Diego to obtain one. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 619-233-5617. 

Sailors must have approval from an ESO or military counselor prior to enrolling for classes. 

Tuition Assistance Approval- 

When applying for TA, all steps must be completed at least two weeks prior to the start of the course that the Sailor is applying for. Once the process has been completed and approved, an approved TA voucher will be available through the Navy College website. You can sign it electronically or print it up and sign it. Please ensure that all information is correct on the voucher before submitting it to City College. Approved vouchers can be emailed to or dropped off at the City College office at Naval Base San Diego, or at the Accounting Department at City College (1313 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA, 92101 A-256).


Tuition Assistance-

For more information regarding the TA process (MCRD), Marines can visit the Lifelong Learning Center (Building 111) at MCRD Monday through Friday between the hours of 0730-1600.


Contact the Lifelong Learning Center Staff for more information regarding the TA process: James Brooks, ESO, 619-524-8158; Annie Villalon, Education & Career Specialist, 619-524-1275.  

Applying for Tuition Assistance (TA) for Active Duty Marines- 

Please visit the Lifelong Learning Center at MCRD (Building 111) for more information regarding getting started with the TA process.

Tuition Assistance Approval (Marines)- 

Please visit the Lifelong Learning Center at MCRD (Building 111) for more information regarding the TA approval process.

Military Service Education Portals

Navy College- 

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs- 

MCRD Lifelong Learning Center- 

Contact Us

MCRD On-Base Office

4025 Tripoli Avenue, Building 111

(Lifelong Learning Center)



Jamie Hammond, SD City College Technician


James Brooks, Education Services Officer (ESO)


Naval Base Dan Diego On-Base Office

3975 Norman Scott Road

Building 3280, Room B103

(Former Navy College Office)



Sheila Davis, SD City College Technician


Commander, Navy Region Southwest (CNRSW)

(Clarito) Butch Carlos, CNRSW Navy College Program (NCP) Region Advisor
iPhone: 850-447-4487
Office: 619-556-0103


Karen Stanbery, CNRSW Navy College Program (NCP) Region Advisor
iPhone: 850-447-4355
Office: 619-556-3254