Tuition Assistance Top-Up (TATU)

Army National Guard: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet


The Tuition Assistance Top-Up (TATU) Program can be used by Service members currently using Tuition Assistance (TA) that is provided by the Army and eligible for either the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD) or Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. It permits the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to pay a benefit equal to the difference between the total cost of a college course and the amount of Tuition Assistance (TA) that is paid by the Army for the course, up to the Veteran's rate.


Army National Guard Soldiers on traditional drill status are not eligible for TATU.

Additional Information

For more information, please visit the Tuition Assistance Top-Up webpage maintained by Veterans Affairs:

Document Review Date: 29 July 2022