Many, ok most every fire department is facing budget shortfalls and budget downsizing. In many instances, education funds get cut. What do you do if this happens to you?
You can stop completing the courses for your degree or you can pay for the degree yourself. Think about this, you are making an investment in YOUR future, don't stop now. The opportunities you will have after completing your degree will far outweigh paying for your degree.
So, what will you do if your agency quits paying for your college?