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Participant Info & Costs

Registration for the academy is completed online at eServices. Once you have completed the application and uploaded completed and signed forms they should be uploaded to the online system. Plan to upload the CAPF 160(I), CAPF 161(I), CAPF 163, the NESA Release, the Camp Atterbury Release for Minors or Adults, the NESA scholarship application form for anyone interested, and the NESA Religious Needs Form if desired. Also listed under About is the NESA Policies and Procedures Guide. Each attendee needs to review this document prior to attending so that you can be familiar with life at the academy.

Course Costs by May 31st after May 31st
Full Week Courses 260.00 280.00
Short Courses 135.00 155.00

All attendees (including staff) pay a $65 fee to cover the cost of shirts and the baseball cap you are issued on arrival.

Payment is part of the online registration system or can be sent via mail or fax using the Mail In Payments Form. The NESA Events Payment Directions provides more details on making payments and cancellations if necessary.

NESA provides two types of scholarships to members who are in need of financial support: The NESA Alumni Association scholarship and the NESA Kitchen Staff scholarship.

Each year the NESA Alumni Association provides funds for members with financial need to attend one session of their choice. 2024 Alumni Association Scholarships are still available.

NESA also enables members to attend a school by working in the kitchen one week. They can attend the school of their choice for another week free of charge. Which session spent in class and which in the kitchen will be determined by the NESA staff. 2024 Kitchen scholarships are still available.

Scholarship applications are submitted during the overall NESA application process.  Only completed scholarship application forms will be considered.

Members can donate to the Alumni Association by check to:

105 South Hansell Street
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332

Make checks payable to the NESA Alumni Association.

Donations are 100% deductible.

Thank you for your support!

If you are flying in and need transportation please make sure we have your flight information. Input it into the travel tab in your NESA online application in e-services. We can't arrange transportation for those we don't know are coming! Indianapolis International Airport is an hour away and we operate on a transportation schedule. 
Hint: Use a checklist when packing. Equipment lists for each school can be found in the NESA Policies and Procedures Guide in Attachment B and on each school page.  
We get people every year who forget to pack items. 

Please make sure you mark all of your equipment and clothing! We have items lost every year that cannot be identified. We are not responsible for lost items. 

Some online training is required prior to arrival.  Please review the prerequisites for the courses you are slotted to attend.  Below are quick links to common courses many students need to complete.

CAPTs 116 & 117,  IS-100.c,  IS-200.b,  IS-700.b and IS-800.c

Be sure that you provide documentation (course completion certificate, email, or transcript) to your unit when you finish IS courses. Your commander or operations staff validates completion in Ops Quals.  IS courses are not automatically added to your records like the CAP Tests 116 and 117.

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