Northeastern University president urges military to resume tuition aid

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The Pentagon’s decision to suspend tuition assistance because of the government shutdown prompted Northeastern University president Joseph E. Aoun to send a strongly worded letter Sunday to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in a plea to reinstate the aid for active-duty service members.

The cutoff affects as many as two dozen service members who plan to begin classes at Northeastern next week and may be forced to withdraw, university officials said.

“We are extremely dismayed by reports from service members that some branches of the service have advised students not to enroll in classes beginning after Oct. 1, or to withdraw from their current programs,” Aoun wrote.

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