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Marines halt new enrollments in tuition assistance programs; other services could follow - Stripes - Independent U.S. military news from Iraq, Afghanistan and bases worldwide
God forbid we cut entitlements in any way. Nope, better to screw Marines out of one of the best programs out there to assist in the transition to a productive civilian life with gainful employment.
When I got out, Tuition ~$850 Course fees ~$4,500. They don't mention you have to pay the course fees when they're yelling "Free Tuition!" Not that it would have made a difference to my enlisting... Luckily I had the GI Bill and full time job to cover the wife and kids expenses... I feel bad for our brothers getting out now. Times they are a changin..., er I mean have changed.Remember, MA. state resident veterans can get a full or partial tuition waver to all state colleges and universities. When I got out in '94 I went to UMass Lowell free and used my GI-bill money for expenses.
Well, Obama decided to give Big Army the finger as well...
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. The Army understands the impacts of this decision and will re-evaluate the decision if the budgetary situation improves.
In the interim, Soldiers can continue to access their GI Bill benefits, if applicable, either the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) or the Post 9/11 GI Bill, or use other funding sources (i.e. grants, scholarships, or Army National Guard Soldiers using state Tuition Assistance where available).
Soldiers should contact their local education centers with questions and to get updates. Updated information will also be posted to www.goarmyed.com.
The Army Chief of Staff and Sergeant Major of the Army also said they (we) would have to cut an additional 100k troops across the board, in addition to the 89k already being cut over the next 3 years.The Army understands the impacts of this decision
Then they won't have to wonder why recruiting and retention shit the bed now will they?
I hear ya. I have my TA approval for my second to last course for my Associates sitting on my desk, and just got word that the USCG will be suspending TA, too. Hoping I can get the one more approved before the action message is released.Assclowns, I just turned in my last approved TA voucher two whole weeks ago.
They are bastards for doing this and it shows where their priorities are at.
Next they will try and do away with the G.I. Bill and then the V.A. Loan.
I can't wait to finally be out forever on 31 May; 20 & done.
Uncle sam has no problem screwing over his service members because God forbid we stop the free shit gravy train. Welfare nation here we come and that's just what the Dems want.