Things to Consider with the Military Tuition Assistance Cuts

In light of the recent cuts to the military tuition assistance sequester cuts, our military men and women no doubt have questions as to what options are still left for their education.

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  • First off, these cuts will only effect those signing up for tuition assistance for the first time. Service members currently enrolled in courses approved for tuition assistance are not affected and are allowed to complete their current courses.
  • These spending cuts are not set for a specific amount of time but will be re-evaluated if the budgetary situation improves.

To make it through the cuts, make use of tuition assistance resources.
While, tuition Assistance has been a key benefit paid to eligible service members, there are other options for financial assistance.

  • Apply for federal student aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Use your VA benefits: Veterans, as well as active service members, may continue to pursue their educational goals with VA education benefits, if applicable, that include: the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (Chapter 30), Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606), Reserve Education Assistance Program (Chapter 1607), and The Post 9/11 GI Bill.

 

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Posted on March 18, 2013, in fBLOT (faculty), sBLOT (student) and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. With all the confusion about Military Assistance Cuts, it is a pleasure to read your blog to clear up our confusion.

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