BREMERTON – Olympic College is offering a grant to OC students affected by the temporary suspension of the Navy Tuition Assistance program to allow them to continue their education into fall quarter 2019.
On May 21, the Navy Tuition Assistance program announced it did not have enough available funding to provide tuition assistance for the rest of the fiscal year, through October 1. That left 125 OC students using the Navy’s tuition assistance program without the means to pay for classes in fall quarter.
In response, Olympic College is offering a grant to the affected students to cover one five-credit class, plus fees, for fall quarter.
“Most of OC’s active-duty students only take one or two classes per quarter, so OC’s grant will help many of them continue their education without disruption,” said Casey Reed, Director of Military & Veteran Programs at Olympic College.
Students interested in applying for the grant should call the MVP Support Center at 360-473-2821 and ask to speak to Casey Reed or Tatiane Simons.
When the Navy’s tuition assistance program starts back up in winter quarter, it will include new restrictions. Students using the program will be limited to taking 15 quarter credits per fiscal year.
Olympic College is located in Bremerton. An Olympic College satellite campus is located in Shelton.