NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - Senator Kay Hagan is suggesting an amendment that would bring back the tuition assistance program recently cut for many military service members.
The program helps military members pay for college, but it was dropped during sequester cuts.
Hagan says cutting the program would hurt their chances of getting a job when they leave the military.
"It doesn't say the right words to our young men and women in the military that, all of a sudden, this very important benefit of tuition assistance is being cut," Hagan said.
Last year, about 300,000 service members used the program.
The cuts don't include anyone already getting aid, but they keep others from submitting new requests for assistance.
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