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Army, Marines cancel Tuition Assistance programs

Discussion in 'Military' started by RyanLikesTacos, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Mar 13, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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    Exactly, now it's all about training for stuff that won't happen and taking classes every day! Haha I work with retired military and they never got any type of degree while they were in.
     
  2. Mar 13, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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    For a lot of Jobs it is literally impossible to get any kind of degree while you're in. You just have to wait until you're out to take classes. I wish I could have taken advantage of that option but it just wasn't possible.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    Good luck on your last class. I just started getting serious last year, CLEPS and a couple classes on AMU, I'm down to 3 electives :rolleyes: and Math.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    That I can attest to because I didn't start having time for school until I got into unit where the military is the minority and I don't have people to rate on.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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    AMU is the shizz :D
     
  6. Mar 13, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    I don't know what your job is but, just finish Speech, English, Math, Soc, Humanities and the rest will fall into place. You get credits for ALS and 7 level residency. Then look into AU-ABC, I don't have any insight on the new PME procedures so I can't help you there.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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    I'm glad the Navy has held back so far, I'm two classes short of my AA and while I would pay out of pocket, I wouldn't be entirely enthused about it.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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    I had a retired CMSgt told us at Airman Leadership School a few years back say "It's not important why you decided to serve, rather THAT you decided to serve", it's kind of stuck with me.
     
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  9. Mar 13, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    SEJPME is a joke, but for guard it is nice when going for SMSgt. Hoping to get MSgt this fall when my boss retires. 9 3/4 year MSgt.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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    Air Force has canceled as well
     
  11. Mar 13, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    I just got word today Navy gave up and not to expect to get it back until maybe beginning of fiscal year. And on top of that the civilians that work here will not be working on fridays.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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    S does this cover VA stuff too?
     
  13. Mar 13, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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  14. Mar 13, 2013 at 7:37 PM
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    Yea, just wondered if they were cutting their things like GI Bills and such.
     
  15. Mar 14, 2013 at 4:13 AM
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    GI Bills are still a go, even for active duty. this is just a suspension of 100% TA benefits.
     
  16. Mar 14, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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    All, I'd check out this if you haven't already. I also would check out Pell Grants...
     
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    I'm not entirely sure why you would take away from the men and women who protect our country?

    Seems to me something is about to happen.

    The military will not be deploying as much and the policy makers are like "awe snap, they might have time to use their benefits...let's take them".

    Meanwhile contractors are negotiating contract after contract for more and more money.

    We must be desperate as all hell.
     
  18. Apr 3, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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    When there is a war or two to fight ... military is priceless ... flags waving ... war(s) is watched daily on TV evening news with dinner.

    But after the first few months (of war) people get tired (of war) and need to be reminded that we are still at war with troops dying daily.

    Now ... and like after other wars ... demand goes down for the troops and the costs of the PROMISED benefits are looked at more closely.

    The "chicken-hawks" are the first to send "Johnny" off to war ... and the first to cut his bennies when he gets back.

    This is not a political statement as all sides do it ... and this is in addition to "RIF'ing" and present "Sequestration".
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    Damn, this TA thing has caught up with me as well..
     
  20. Apr 11, 2013 at 5:19 AM
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    4/10/2013 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force has officially restarted military tuition assistance, effective immediately.

    The service restarted the program as a result of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013, where Congress called for the MTA program to continue in the current fiscal year.

    As a result of the restart, the program will resume the same benefits as before. Airmen are eligible for up to $4,500 per fiscal year and a maximum of $250 per semester hour or quarter hour equivalent to cover tuition and allowable fees. Military tuition assistance is not available retroactively to cover courses taken and paid for using any other funding source during the suspension of military tuition assistance.

    "Military tuition assistance will be the same program Airmen are used to," said Russell Frasz, the director of Force Development. "The same policies and procedures will be in place."

    With this change, current and future Airmen will be given another tool to develop professionally through advanced education, Frasz said.

    "Voluntary education and military tuition assistance programs continue to be integral to the recruiting, retention and readiness of Airmen and contribute to institutional competencies," said Kim Yates, the Air Force Voluntary Education chief. "In the long term, the Air Force will still be able to leverage the learning achieved by Airmen to ensure a dynamic, flexible force able to work in uncertain environments around the world. The will have the ability to think critically."

    Looking to the future, Frasz notes that they are trying to maintain the balance of the military tuition assistance benefits while also ensuring the force is ready and equipped for operations.

    "We are working with senior leaders to develop a way ahead for fiscal year 2014 that takes into account both the value of the (military tuition assistance) program as well maintaining the financial health of the program within funding constraints."

    Though times may seem uncertain, Frasz wants to reassure Airmen of senior leaders' commitment to Airmen and their education.

    The Air Force continues to value education as a force multiplier and Airmen should take advantage of educational opportunities making them more proficient in their profession, setting them up for success in their career.

    Like all organizations going through sequestration and budgetary struggles, Frasz is committed to fighting for the best Air Force possible.

    "Fiscal constraints create a challenge that Air Force leadership continues to work through," he said. "We strive to meet the needs of Airmen and the Air Force."
     
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