Military Tuition Assistance Cut
“Higher education’s for-profit sector may be hit especially hard as a result of
the program suspensions because of the colleges’
recruitment of members of the armed forces and veterans. For-profit
more than half of the $563-million in Department of Defense tuition
assistance paid to active-duty service members in the 2011 fiscal year,
year by the Senate education committee.
The Marine Corps, which made its announcement on March 2, and the Army said they
would not accept new enrollments in their Tuition Assistance Programs,
which provide financial support for active-duty troops who are attending
high-school-completion courses and certificate programs or working
toward college degrees. Under the programs, participants can receive up
to $4,500 per fiscal year.”
The above news is disheartening. We are asking for those that defend our freedom to
accept some of the first cuts in the Sequester. Our Military has
evolved over the years. Today, we are volunteer. Today, we have the
opportunity to provide on-line education during their service.
There are better ways to begin to trim the budget. The decisions to begin with
Military TA cuts is wrong.
Mark Schuster, Partner
March 13, 2013