Tuition Assistance Is Coming Back

An amendment to the continuing resolution for government funding has directed that the services, including the Coast Guard, should reinstate tuition assistance.  I’m amazed at the way stuff happens in Congress, but if it gets results….

The Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard all suspended new enrollments for tuition assistance earlier this month.  The Navy had not yet suspended tuition assistance, but was looking at other ways to handle the situation.

Officials have not yet announced a timeline for the resumption of tuition assistance, but they do expect that there will be changes to the program.  Some suggested possibilities include reducing the number of credit hours covered per year, or decreasing the per hour cost paid.

I know that many people will be thrilled about that this…people were really mad when tuition assistance was suspended.


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  • bobs1951

    Glad to hear its going to be funded. That’s how I got my degree. Without tuition assistance I probably never would have graduated.

  • I’m very pleased to hear this! A lot of us depend on TA to get our education before tapping into our GI bill. As an active duty mother I want to seek higher education to provide a better future for my children, grow as an individual, and advance in my career. Currently a SPC and with this new point system it is difficult to get promoted nowadays and reinstating TA will help many earn promotion points as well as a college degree! Thank you, we are very thankful and happy about this decision.

  • Tim

    I am glad it’s coming back. I just started going back to school. What was I going to do? I was looking at every other angle accept taking out a loan. The school has been supportive and hope this gets resolved soon.


    The question is what is the date for the TA actually coming back I have two classes to complete my BA when when.

  • Josh

    I would suggest just coming out of pocket or using a pell grant for your last two classes if it came down to it.