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Top-Up is a program that allows active duty GI Bill® participants to use their benefits to supplement tuition and fees not covered by Tuition Assistance. Top-Up may be an option if you plan to use Tuition Assistance to complete a degree program while on active duty.
Eligibility for Top-Up depends on a number of factors. You’ll need to carefully consider your situation and check with your education officer or admissions counselor before applying for Top-Up. The Top-Up program is only available to recipients of Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty or Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
More about Top Up:
- Top-Up is limited to 36 months of payment
- Top-Up is limited to the amount that you would receive for the same course if regular benefits were being used
- If you are receiving MGIB-AD, you will receive the difference between what the Department of Defense pays for the course and the total cost of the course.
- If you are receiving the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, your school will be reimbursed the difference between the amount the Department of Defense pays for the course and the authorized maximum tuition and fees for the school.
More information about Top-Up can be found on the VA website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/tuition_assistance.asp.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.