Saturday, March 09, 2013

Allie Bidwell: "Sequester Watch: Army and Marines Suspend Tuition Aid Programs" @ Chronicle of Higher Education

The Army announced on Friday that it had suspended new requests in its Tuition Assistance Program, joining the Marine Corps in halting the program due to significant cuts in federal spending that took effect last week.

The Marine Corps, which made its announcement on March 2, and the Army said they would not accept new enrollments in their Tuition Assistance Programs, which provide financial support for active-duty troops who are attending high-school-completion courses and certificate programs or working toward college degrees. Under the programs, participants can receive up to $4,500 per fiscal year.  Read more at The Chronicle.

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