SAN ANTONIO - The sequester spending cuts are taking their toll and no one is feeling them more than the military.
Active service military members in the Army, Navy and Marines will no longer get assistance to further their educations.
All three have suspended their programs until the nation's fiscal situation clears up.
At Fort Sam Houston, soldiers had until March 8 to apply for tuition assistance. Those who missed the deadline can no longer qualify.
Those currently receiving assistance will not have it renewed at the end of the semester.
Currently, 20 percent of the Army population at Fort Sam Houston receive tuition assistance.
A spokesman for Joint Base San Antonio said more than 24,000 members of the military based at Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base and Fort Sam Houston had been eligible for the program.
The Air Force has not made any announcement about its tuition assistance.