GREEN BAY, Wisc. (WFRV) Active-duty soldiers will no longer be able to receive tuition assistance under the Army Tuition Assistance program.
The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs made the announcement. They say cuts to the program are a direct result of the government sequester.
National Guard and Reserve soldiers are also affected by the cut. While soldiers will not be allowed to submit new tuition assistance requests, courses in which they are already enrolled will still be funded.
Soldiers can continue to access the federal GI Bill or other Veterans Administration education benefits such as the Reserve Education Assistance Program, federal grants or state education benefits to offset the cost.
It isn't known when the Army Tuition Assistance program will be reinstated, or if any changes to the program are planned.