Top Army Officers Want Tuition Aid Expanded

The Army is looking at proposals to expand tuition assistance for active duty, Reserve and National Guard soldiers, particularly in the areas of licensing and credentialing not leading to academic degrees, the service’s top enlisted soldiers said Monday.

“What we’re trying to figure out — what is that going to do to the cost and can we afford it,” said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Dan Dailey. He said the service spends about $250 million annually on tuition assistance, while the military as a whole spends about $500 million.

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