March 10, 2011 | | Leave a comment Taking care of a family while a significant other is overseas is taxing for many people. As a result, colleges are beginning to offer scholarship programs in an effort to help alleviate the financial burden from higher education costs for military spouses. For instance, the New England College of Business (NECB), which offers online degree programs, recently announced a reduction in tuition for curricula in business administration for all spouses of active-duty service members. The school’s reduced tuition for military spouses in conjunction with the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts funding of $2,000 per year may help quell the cost of higher education that many families experience when they enter college. Tracie Jefferson, who is an NECB student and a military spouse, recently took advantage of this program and plans to advance her career by pursuing a business degree. “I like the flexibility, the layout, the features, and how user-friendly it is,” said Jefferson. “From the beginning, the professor was there in his introduction, he explained what we could expect and how the class would go, and he gave us a phone number and contact time if we had further questions.