If you're having trouble with a course and need a tutor, you can qualify for tutorial assistance. You must be attending school at the rate of one-half time or more, and your school must verify that your tutor is qualified. Once you start your tutoring sessions, your school must certify the hours of each session. You can get up to $100 per month in tutorial assistance. The maximum allowance is $1,200 per year. After you've received $600 in tutorial assistance, VA will charge one month of entitlement for each payment equal to one month of full time benefits. For example, if your full time monthly rate under the Montgomery GI Bill is $427.87, VA will charge one month of entitlement after you've received $1,027.87 in tutorial assistance. If your one-half time rate is $213.94, VA will charge one-half of a month of entitlement after you've received $813.94.
The VA has a toll free number that you can call to get information on VA education benefits. This number is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and callers can get information ranging from eligibility requirements to talking with a case manager. Please note, however, that case managers are only available during their normal offices hours. Callers may even access information about their current VA account. The number for all of these services is 1-888-442-4551.
Applying for Tutorial Assistance
If you are interested in receiving Tutorial Assistance please visit the VA Office, room 110 in the Administration Building, for assistance in applying.