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Military Tuition Assistance Restored

MEDFORD, Ore. — The men and women serving our country will once again have help continuing their education.

Earlier this month, the Department of Defense announced it had to cut the tuition assistance program for military members because of the federal sequester. Recently, however, President Obama signed a bill allowing that program to continue.

When the cuts were announced, NewsWatch 12 spoke with a local National Guard member, Melissa Candy. For her, the TA program covered more than $4,000 per year at RCC. She says she’s relieved the funds are restored.

“It takes a big burden off of me. I was nervous and scared about the fall term starting up especially going to sou. So its going to help me out quite a bit,” said Candy.

In Oregon this means 350 members of the Oregon National Guard will be able to stay in school.