On Thursday Congress saved a program from the chopping block. The military's tuition assistance program was initially suspended but members of Congress felt it was too important to get rid of.
At the School of Mines, military professor, Lt. Col. Oliver Hasse, says thirty percent of students in the ROTC programs in the area use the assistance. He says it isn't the only way military students pay for their education, but it's helpful.
"It does impact a lot of soldiers so in the end it is still a benefit. I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated by soldiers that are currently using it as they go to further their education," said Lt. Col. Hasse.
The program provides up to $4,500 a year in tuition aid for active military.