Could New Policies Get More Military to Use Tuition Assistance?

One of the perks of serving in the military is being able to go to college on the Defense Department’s dime.

But the number of service members taking advantage of this education benefit — often hailed as a key military recruitment and retention tool — has been declining in recent years, with all branches seeing drops in fiscal 2017, federal data show.
Despite the decreases, some schools are encouraged by rule changes that could allow more service members to participate in tuition assistance.

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