March 17, 2013
Tuition Assistance (TA) has been restored for the Army, Air Force, Coast Guards and Marines. The Navy never cut TA. On Tuesday March 26th, 2013 the President signed the continuing resolution which was passed by Congress last week. The main purpose of the continuing
resolution is to provide appropriations to fund government operations through October 2013 but also included a measure that directed the DoD to restore all tuition assistance programs.
Currently enrolled students should not see a disruption in their funding. TA enrollments have not been restarted but are expected to resume in the next few days. Pentagon spokesman George Little said “We intend to resume the program the way it was before suspension,” and he expects no cuts in the program this year. He also added that “We will comply with the recently enacted legislation to provide tuition assistance to all service members across all the services,”.
Tuition Assistance provides service members about $250 per credit hour towards associate, bachelor, masters or doctoral degree courses, up to $4,500 per fiscal year.