ROTC Cadets' Stipends For Tuition And Rent Reportedly Halted Amid Government Shutdown

Student cadets across the country participating in the Army’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps — ROTC — are
no longer receiving monthly stipends due to the federal government shutdown, USA Today reports.

Depending on a student’s year in school, monthly stipends can range from $US250 to $US500, according to USA Today. These funds often go towards tuition, rent, and other college-related needs.

While there has been no official military statement about whether this suspension affects all ROTC cadets, several schools — including American University and Minnesota State University — confirmed that students will not be receiving a stipend this month.

Many students took to Twitter to voice their understandable unhappiness with the suspensions:

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