I read that Tuition Assistance is one of the programs that could potentially be on the chopping block if we fall off of the "Financial Cliff" on 01January.
Does anyone have any detailed information on this?
If we lose TA, what options are available for active duty members who want to continue their education? I am a few classes away from my degree and am really stressing out about this. Dont get me wrong, I will pay for classes if need be, but if someone can post the real skinny here, it may help a lot of people.
I hear you... I have some of the same rants, but I cannot post them on the forum due to my being active duty and all.
I just do not get how a fraction of the 1% of the US population who is working to forward their education while serving in the active duty military is on the chopping block whereas... you know the rest. I was very very angry to read that report, to say the least.
I need to obtain my Masters before I get out as well, in order to meet my goal of teaching.
I am sure that there are other programs out there, which we can call upon to use. I am just wondering of anyone knows who they are. Maybe we can start a sort of reference with this thread, detailing all of the civlian grants and programs that are out there. I know that Texas has a few really cool programs for Veterans. I will look them up and post them.
They should cut ACET. Two straight years fulltime college (summer sessions included) on the premise to receive an Associates degree? Waste of money when almost all credits required to get an Associates can be CLEPed out for FREE.
As far as cutting TA, glad I got my last class for my BA paid last month.
As for the GI bill for your kids that is your decision!!! Not the Coast Guards. I know how you feel about giving it to your chidren but that is your decision and yours alone. The Gi bill was originally for the service member Not the dependents
I'm currently taking classes as well and I would hate to see this coming but it wouldn't suprise me. If it comes between fueling up helos and taking classes the answer it pretty clear. Expect to see more stuff like this happen in the future. We've been on borrowed time for a while now.
Originally posted by 29863277: I'm currently taking classes as well and I would hate to see this coming but it wouldn't suprise me. If it comes between fueling up helos and taking classes the answer it pretty clear. Expect to see more stuff like this happen in the future. We've been on borrowed time for a while now.
I agree with you there. Operations are the first priority, but then I look at non citizens receiving free full time tuition and other such programs, it leaves a sour taste...
But that is another discussion.
I know that the state of Texas has the Hazelwood Act, which benefits those of us who entered service from Texas. It covers tution and some fees for state colleges.
We cannot post links here, but you can Google "Hazelwood Act" and there is a ton of information.
Does anyone know of any other programs, federal, state, or private?
Originally posted by ROOKIE_OS: I know that the Marines have cut theirs and the Army is cutting theirs effective this evening. Link is posted on the military.com website.
I put mine in and had it approved yesterday. Bottom line, if you have enrolled for next semester, get your TA approved like yesterday. Things are in the process of changing as I type. I dont know what the changes will be(Reduced benefits, complete pause of the program, or nothing), but it is actively being discussed.
Before this sequestration happened, TA was approved by the local ESO/Command. Now, the authority for TA approval has been removed from the command level and moved up the chain, to the TA program.
I only wanted to take one class at a time for the entire year but I have been putting in the requests for TA after I sign up. If I signed up for classes all year now would I be able to get the authorizations approved, even though some classes wont start until Nov, not sure how far ahead I can go I would like to get as many in as soon as my ESO gets in on Monday.