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Army joins Marines in cutting tuition assistance

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The U.S. Army joined the Marines by cutting tuition assistance for its soldiers Friday.

The Department of Defense has asked all military branches to cut tuition assistance. Until now that program paid up to $4,500 dollars a year for military personnel taking college classes.

Air Force veteran Everett Thompson worries his branch will be next. He said these cuts will be tough on his fellow servicemen and women.


"This is going to hurt them,"  Thompson said. "They're going to have to start back at the bottom, you know? Not having a college degree and getting kicked out? You're going to force them into the unemployment line or being homeless or something."





The Army and the Marines are both allowing people taking classes with tuition assistance to finish out the semester but they're not any paying for any new course enrollments.

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