Background: When budget sequestration took effect earlier this month, each military branch quickly suspended enrollment in their Tuition Assistance (TA) programs. Now, countless service members are wondering what to do next. The VFW views Tuition Assistance as a critical military professional development tool that also enhances quality of life. Cutting the program forces service members to reach into thier own pockets, tap into their earned veterans' benefits, or seek civilian financial aid in order to satisfy personal and professional development that the military demands for advancement.
Action Needed: The Senate passed thier provision to reinstate Tuition Assistance as part of the Defense Continuing Resolution (H.R. 933). Contact your Representatives today and ask them for their support in passing the provision to reinstate military Tuition Assistance when H.R. 933 goes to conference.
Also, take the time to thank your Senators today for supporting S. Amdt. 72 to reinstate military Tuition Assistance.