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Educators rushing to inform students of tuition assistance programs
The Air Force has now joined the Army and Marines in suspending tuition assistance to active duty service members.
It's more fallout from the massive mandatory cuts known as the sequester.
At Northwest Florida State College, 600 students are currently getting the assistance.
It's worth about twelve million dollars a year.
Educators are rushing to let students know about other options to keep them in school.
The Dean of Students says they should apply for financial aid, and look for scholarships.
Dr. Sherry Aaker/NWF State College "We have institutional and foundation scholarships. There's all kinds of money out there for people to go to school. Some money isn't even used, that students don't apply for"
Tuition Assistance Applications that were already approved will still be paid but new applications won't be accepted.
The suspension does not affect benefits under the GI bill.