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Marines Restore Tuition Assistance

 Hell hath no fury like a student whose tuition assistance has been yanked.

In October of 2011, the Marine Corps slashed the amount of money students were given each semester and drastically cut the number of classes they could take each year.

The Marines have since done an about face and restored all tuition assistance levels to those that existed before the cuts.

Marine Corps tuition assistance again covers 100 percent of tuition and fees, including lab, technology and distance learning fees (not to exceed $250 per semester hour and $4,500 per fiscal year) for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Students affected by the short-lived changes will have the costs covered that they would have otherwise incurred under that directive.

Despite the good news, the Marine Corps announcement came with a warning: there have been no increases to the tuition assistance funding for fiscal year 2012 and planners expect those funds to run dry long before the year ends.

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