Bill will restore military tuition aid through end of Sept.
- A stopgap spending bill, approved last week by the U.S. House and Senate and expected to be signed by President Barack Obama, would restore tuition assistance for active-duty members of the National Guard and military through the end of the 2013 fiscal year on Sept. 30.
- The military tuition assistance program was temporarily suspended due to the sequester and annually provides service members as much as $4,500 in assistance.
- The funding's reinstatement was applauded by financial aid administrators, who said it would make military students less likely to resort to loans for funding, and student advocacy groups like Student Veterans of America, who said the funding was key to maintaining an educated military.
From the article:
... “It’s a huge help to them,” said Nicole Merritt, a student service representative at Ferris State University, where 40 students are currently using the benefit. “The students that use it definitely rely on it to supplement their tuition cost.” ...
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