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Participant Info & Costs

Registration for the academy is completed online at eServices. Once you have completed the applications and forms they should be uploaded to the online system. Also listed under About is the Policies and Procedures. Each attendee needs to review this document prior to attending so that you can be familiar with life at the academy.

Course Costs by March 19th after March 19th
Full Week Courses 160.00 190.00
Short Courses 80.00 95.00

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 now part of the online registration system.

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

Each year the Alumni Association provides funds for members with financial need to attend the school of their choice.

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.

Scholarship applications are found during the application process.  Only completed applications will be considered.

Members can donate to the Alumni Association by check to:

105 South Hansell Street
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332

Make check payable to 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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