Army, Marines cancel tuition assistance programs due to sequestration
Secretary of Army approved suspension effective Mar. 8, 2013
Tuition assistance for the military has joined the long list of programs cut to sequestration.
Last week, the Army and Marine Corps announced suspensions of their programs, and the Navy and Air Force could follow suit.
A message was posted late Friday on GoArmyEd.com:
"The Secretary of the Army has approved the suspension of Tuition Assistance effective March 8, 2013. Soldiers will no longer be permitted to submit new requests for Tuition Assistance. However, Soldiers currently enrolled in courses approved for Tuition Assistance are not affected, and will be allowed to complete current course enrollment(s).
This change in the Army Tuition Assistance program applies to all Soldiers, including the Army National Guard and Army Reserves."
Read the entire statement here.
The Army said it will review the decision if the budget improves.
Meanwhile, the Air Force says it will make its decision on tuition assistance in the next two weeks. Navy says it is reviewing the benefit.
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