Its back, the Tuition assistance programs that helps service members with college tuition will be restored quickly with renewed funding from Congress, Defense Department officials said Wednesday.
George Little, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman, said the program will be renewed in the way they were before the suspension of new enrollments was ordered earlier this month with the sequester. An amendment attached to the continuing resolution passed by Congress last week and signed by President Obama Tuesday specifically directed DOD to restore the tuition programs and “We will comply with the law,” Little said.
About 10,000 of the 42,000 active duty Coast Guard personnel take advantage of the school aid, and about 7,000 have enrolled this year alone. this is a spike in enrollment for the TA program. We assume it is because they are scared it will be gone again in the future. All the added attention to the TA program has dramatically increased publicity and now almost doubled the usage of it. This is the complete opposite effect intended by the sequester.
Regardless, we are glad its back, for the sake of our students. And just in case this happens again, we are ready with a scholarship that allows service members to earn free tuition towards their graduate degree, while they are completing their undergraduate program.
See this page for more info on this program: http://acot.edu/online/articles/new-program-allows-students-to-earn-free-mba-tuition/