INFORUM.com | WDAZ.com

WDAY: The News Leader

Published March 11, 2013, 05:07 PM

Army cuts tuition assistance

(WDAY TV) -- The sequester is forcing the Army to suspend it's tuition assistance program.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- The sequester is forcing the Army to suspend it's tuition assistance program.

That means over 200 thousand students that used the benefit last year won't have the same option come fall. In 2012, the U.S. Spent around 373 million dollars putting soldiers through school.

Lieutenant Colonel Santiago Bueno says when he went to school, he used the program, too.

Lt. Col. Santiago Bueno says, "It was beneficial to us. Living there and going to school in the D.C. Area, which is very expensive compared to North Dakota."

The Army isn't the only branch of military making cuts. Members of the Marine Corps will also not be eligible to apply for tuition assistance.

Tags: