Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tuition Assistance

As of 1 October, the National Guard will be getting tuition assistance, just like the Active Duty Army gets now.

I would like to know your thoughts. I've heard some pretty radical gut reactions. I'll share my opnions later. But I would really like to know what the general public thinks of this change.

6 comments:

Katie said...

Hey Sara, could you go into more detail of what you mean with tuition assistance? They already get the G.I. Bill? Or is that only if they've had a tour and were active at one point?

Sara said...

I honesty don't know about the GI Bill. I'm asking someone though. Tuition Assistance is extra money to go to school. An AD Soldier currently gets $4500 a fiscal year to take college classes if they choose while they are in the military. The National Guard will get TA soon too. However, I'm assuming it's also $4500, as I haven't been told anything differently.

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

my opinion is that those who don't serve full-time aren't entitled to all of the same benefits as those who do serve full-time. It's the same in the civilian world. I don't qualify for health bene's until I work a certain number of hours. Those who work full time have earned more than those who don't.

chambanachik said...

@Samantha,
I'm pretty offended at your comment.

My husband is National Guard, and though his drill weekends and long ATs might not technically be "full time", it sure seemed full time when he was deployed to a war zone just like every active soldier. I think any soldier deserves any benefit available, as does their family. A soldier's worth is not determined by how many hours they put in a week- if they risk their lives, they deserve it.

Adriane said...

As far as I know, National Guard is already eligible for Tuition Assistance... My boyfriend has been getting it since 2009, along with GI bill. Opinion-wise, I think everyone should have the same opportunity to further their career, no matter how many "hours" they work.

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