Use of Tuition Aid, GI Bill Down in Fiscal 2016June 15, 2017 | :
by Natalie Gross and George Altman
The number of service members using military tuition assistance dropped again in fiscal year 2016, continuing a years-long downward trend, while Post-9/11 GI Bill usage saw a slight decrease, the first since the benefit took effect in 2009, federal data indicate.
The same schools that have historically attracted the most users of those education benefits kept their places at the top in fiscal 2016. But the University of Phoenix, the top GI Bill school, and American Military University, the top TA school, are each shedding thousands of students, as some of their competitors slowly gain ground.