Saturday, June 1, 2013

Military Tuition Assistance Program Restored

Submitted by Chantele Carr, Coordinator of Military Advisement

Congress passed an amendment that restores tuition assistance for students who are members of the Air Force, Air National Guard, Marines, Army, Army National Guard and the Reserves. This funding will continue until at least September 30, 2013.  It does not cover members of the Coast Guard, who are  funded instead through the Department of Homeland Security.

Roughly 300,000 servicemembers used the military tuition assistance programs last year. The tuition assistance program is available for active-duty members, reservists and National Guard members attending high school completion courses, vocational courses or classes toward an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree after hours. It provides up to $4,500 per fiscal year, or $250 per semester hour or credit hour.
For more information about the military tuition assistance program, contact Rio Salado Military Advisement at (480)517-8590 or toll-free (800)517-8590.

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