Tutorial Assistance Program

Tutorial assistance helps the student pay for necessary tutoring and is a supplement to the student’s regular education 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.

**Not available under REAP Overview The monthly rate of tutorial assistance may not exceed the cost of tutoring or $100. The maximum amount payable is $1200. There is no entitlement charge for the first $600 under the Montgomery GI Bill (Chapters 30 or 1606), there is no entitlement charge under the Port-9/11 GI Bill or DEA.


  • All of the following criteria must be met for a student to be eligible for tutorial assistance.
  • The student must be in a post secondary program ½-time or more.
  • For Chapter 33, rate of pursuit must be “at least 50%.”
  • The student must have a deficiency in a course that is part of his or her approved program.
  • The student 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.


Career Phase:
  • Veterans
  • Retired Military
Discharges Allowed:
  • Honorable
Military Branch:
  • No Requirement
Programs for Family Members:
  • All Spouses
Service Counties:
  • Virtual - Online Only
Services Category:
  • Ed - Public University or College
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
  • No Disability Requirement
Vet Plus:
  • No Requirement