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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance (TA) is a Department of Defense (DoD) program. VA does not administer TA. TA rules vary by branch of service and can even vary between components within the branches depending on whether the service member is Active duty, Reserve, or National Guard. If a student receives education benefits from VA and receives TA benefits from the military, duplication of benefits may be an issue. The issue might involve VA regulations, DoD regulations, military branch specific regulations or all three since VA, DoD, and the military branches all have regulations about receiving VA benefits and TA at the same time.

 

Active Duty/AGR

 

Drilling Status

Chapter 33

Yes1

Yes1

 

Chapter 30

No2

Yes

Chapter 1606/1607

No

No

Chapter 1606/1607

less than ½-time

No

No

All other chapters

No

No

 

1The amount paid by Federal (as well as state) TA should be deducted in the net charges determination

 2The service member may apply for Top-Up