Tuition and fee payments were covered up to a maximum of $4,500 a year. Airmen can use the program to earn up to a master’s degree.
The Department of Defense issued guidance last week that called on each service to consider “significant reductions in funding new tuition assistance applicants, effective immediately for the duration of the fiscal year,” according to Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen, a Pentagon spokesman.
The Air Force will re-evaluate the program’s status for fiscal year 2014, Tingley indicated.