Tutorial assistance can help you pay for necessary tutoring and is a supplement to your GI Bill benefit. Tutorial assistance is available if you are receiving VA educational assistance at the half-time or greater rate and have a deficiency in a subject making tutoring necessary.
The monthly rate of tutorial assistance may not exceed the cost of tutoring or $100. The maximum amount payable is $1,200.
Your months of GI Bill entitlement is not charged for the first $600 under the Montgomery GI Bill (Active or Reserve), your entitlement is not charged at all under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Fry Scholarship, or Dependent's Education Assistance Program.
All of the following criteria must be met for you to be eligible for tutorial assistance.
- You must be in a post secondary program ½-time or more.
- You must have a deficiency in a course that is part of your approved program.
- You must be enrolled in the course during the quarter, semester, or term in which the tutoring is received for the course. Tutoring may not occur between quarters or semesters.
How to Apply
The student, tutor, and certifying official must complete an Application and Enrollment Certification for Individualized Tutorial Assistance (VA Form 22-1990t). The application may be submitted at the end of each month or combination of months. The application must be signed and dated on or after the date of the last tutoring session certified.
Information for Schools When a certifying official signs an Application and Enrollment Certification for Individualized Tutorial Assistance, he or she certifies that:
- Tutoring is essential to correct a deficiency - A letter from the course instructor should be put in the student's VA file stating that the student is deficient in the course and that individual tutoring is required to correct the deficiency.
- The tutor meets the college's qualifications - Ideally, the school maintains a list of approved tutors. The list should indicate the subjects a tutor is qualified to tutor and the hourly charge. Students should be assigned a tutor from the approved list. A tutor may not be a close relative of the student.
- The charges do not exceed the usual charges for tutoring.