When the gov­ern­ment shut­down caused a dis­rup­tion in mil­i­tary tuition assis­tance, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity imme­di­ately sprung to action to help their students.

The more than 100 active ser­vice mem­bers enrolled at North­eastern, which is located in Boston, were assured right away that the uni­ver­sity would help cover the finan­cial assis­tance needed to keep these stu­dents in school while their mil­i­tary ben­e­fits are frozen.

Our active duty mil­i­tary, Reserve, and National Guard mem­bers who put their lives on the line to pro­tect us deserve far better from their country than to be pre­vented from accessing the higher edu­ca­tion ben­e­fits they were promised,” North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun wrote in a letter to Defense Sec­re­tary Chuck Hagel.

Aoun’s letter encour­ages the Depart­ment of Defense to reverse the deci­sion to stop pro­cessing mil­i­tary tuition assis­tance during the gov­ern­ment shut­down. After hearing reports that some branches of the mil­i­tary were advising stu­dents to with­draw from classes or not enroll after Oct. 1, Aoun was moved to action.

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