AUSTIN, Texas -- The $85 billion sequester cuts are hitting the military especially hard. Now, all 5 branches have suspended their tuition assistance programs. For many, that means when this semester ends, they will not be getting help with tuition from the federal government.
They still have options, though. The cuts do not affect the GI Bill, and Texas military members also have access to tuition assistance through the Hazlewood Act
. However, the Texas Tribune reports that benefit is really starting to weigh down Texas public universities that are forced to foot the bill. In 2009, the plan cost schools $24-million. Last year that number grew to $72 million.CLICK HERE
to find out more about the Hazlewood Act, including how to apply for assistance.