Coast Guard personnel may be assigned for special instruction at private or state colleges or universities, and their expenses, including tuition, books, laboratory equipment and fees, and school supplies, may be defrayed by the Coast Guard.
14 U.S. Code § 2770 - Special instruction at universities
Historical and Revision Notes
Based on the following language contained in the Coast Guard appropriation act for 1949, “Pay and Allowances” and preceding years:
“Not to exceed $32,200 for cost of instruction of officers at non-Federal institutions, including books, laboratory equipment and fees, school supplies, and maintenance of students;”(June 19, 1948, ch. 558, 62 Stat. 562).
The monetary limitation is removed.
Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Coast Guard Graduate Maritime Operations Education
“Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act [Feb. 8, 2016], the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall establish an education program, for members and employees of the Coast Guard, that—
offers a master’s degree in maritime operations;
is relevant to the professional development of such members and employees;
provides resident and distant education options, including the ability to utilize both options; and
“(4) to the greatest extent practicable, is conducted using existing academic programs at an accredited public academic institution that—
is located near a significant number of Coast Guard, maritime, and other Department of Homeland Security law enforcement personnel; and
has an ability to simulate operations normally conducted at a command center.”