LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hundreds of Kentucky soldiers are losing college tuition money.

The Kentucky National Guard says applications for the tuition assistance program spiked this year. That's because members aren't deployed as often to Iraq and Afghanistan.

The spike left a financial shortfall, meaning almost 700 guard members aren't getting money for the spring semester. 

Guard leaders say they plan to lobby the General Assembly for an increase in funding.

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