Impact of Federal Tuition Assistance (TA) and/or other Federal Funds on Ch 33 Post 9/11 VA Education Benefits

If you plan to receive, Federal or State Tuition Assistance (TA) through the
military, be aware of the following:

  1. The Department of Defense no longer authorizes Tuition Assistance for classes in which you are also receiving chapter 1606 and 1607 GI Bill Educational Benefits
  2. Chapter 33 recipients may use TA and VA, however, the amount of the tuition and fees reported to the VA will be reduced by the amount of Tuition Assistance received.

Students may not receive Federal Tuition Assistance or other Federal Funds in conjunction with Ch 33 Post 9/11 tuition and fees.

The amount that will be reported to the VA will be tuition and fees initially charged to the individual after deducting any amount paid with Federal Funds. Any Federal Funds, excluding Title IV funds, received in excess of tuition and fees will be an overpayment that the student will have to refund to the VA.

Programs that provide educational assistance with non-Title IV Federal Funds include, but are not limited to:

  • ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corp)
  • MyCAA (Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts)
  • HPSP (Health Professionals Scholarship Program)
  • GETA (Government Employees Training Act)
  • Federal TA (Tuition Assistance through the National Guard or Reserves)

Title IV

Title IV Funds are Federal Financial Aid programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) and include the following programs:

  • Unsubsidized and Subsidized Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL)
  • Unsubsidized and Subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • FFEL Parent (PLUS) Loans, and Federal Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal PELL Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants