Hagan Questions Military About Cancelled Tuition Assistance Program

Tuesday we told you about the suspension of the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program that provides tuition assistance to spouses of members of the military. Now U.S. Democratic Senator Kay Hagan wants to know how Congress can help the Department of Defense address the program's budget problems.

Thursday Hagan questioned military leadership in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing about the recent suspension.

The program began in March 2009 to offer up to $6,000 in tuition grants to military spouses in college or career training. The program has grown in popularity, and the Department of Defense has said it was shut down due to overwhelming enrollment in late February.


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  • by Kara Location: Jacksonville NC on Mar 9, 2010 at 10:53 AM
    This is bogas. I got approved to receive this assitance and only received half. Now I am stuck with school payments that I would not have signed up for if it wasn't for the programs.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2010 at 04:44 PM
    Hagan is going to be questioning what happened to her political career if she keeps going along with her false messiah's agenda. If she helps socialize medicine in America, she is gone!
  • by McArthur Park on Mar 5, 2010 at 07:39 PM
    I wouild like to know why Sen. Hagan thinks that the taxpayers of this country should pay for a military spouse's college education. Just one more out of control "entitlement" program from a Congress that is sending this country into a fiscal death spiral.
  • by Paul Location: Greenville on Mar 5, 2010 at 10:37 AM
    Every time I contact her office the response is a form letter avoiding the issue. I wonder who told her she could have an opinion regarding this. Must be buy the military vote day.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 5, 2010 at 07:03 AM
    Disillusioned, apparently, the pay as you go policy only applies to republican policies...
  • by Disillusioned Location: Ayden on Mar 5, 2010 at 05:00 AM
    The plan ran out of money. What else do you need to know about it? They allocated so many funds for the program, and they reached that amount. What else needs to be said? Give credit to the Department of Defense for trying to excercise fiscal responsibility. Now the politicians will become involved and violate the 'pay as you go' policy that they adopted a few weeks ago.
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