VA Tutorial Assistance

ELIGIBILITY

If you are eligible for VA education benefits and need help in a subject, you can get supplemental payments for individualized tutorial assistance. The subject must be necessary for the completion of your approved degree program. You must:

  1. be enrolled half-time or more (for Chapter 33 students, rate of pursuit must be at least 50%),
  2. have a deficiency in a course that is part of your approved degree program, and
  3. be enrolled in the course during the term in which the tutoring is received for the course.

PAYMENTS

VA will pay up to $100 per month for your tutorial assistance. The purpose is to help you pay for any necessary tutoring. The allowance is a supplement to your monthly educational assistance allowance.

ENTITLEMENT

The monthly rate may not exceed the cost of tutoring or $100. The maximum amount payable is $1,200.
(12 times the maximum monthly rate of $100).

Special provisions:

  1. There is no entitlement charge for the first $600 under Chapter 30 and Chapter 1606.
  2. There is no entitlement charge under Chapter 33 or Chapter 35.

IN ADDITION TO THE FORM (VA Form 22-1990t), YOU MUST PROVIDE MVP WITH:

  • Letter from your instructor stating that individual tutoring is required to resolve deficiencies in the given subject.
  • Letter that the chosen tutor is an approved NMSU tutor from one of the Tutoring Services available on campus.
    (tutor must be a qualified subject NMSU tutor and their hourly charge do not exceed usual charges for tutoring)

Click here for a list of NMSU Tutoring Services on campus.

CLAIMS/STEPS FOR TUTORIAL ASSISTANCE

The student, tutor, and certifying official must complete an Application and Enrollment Certification for Individualized Tutorial Assistance (VA Form 22-1990t). The student may submit an application at the end of each month.  However, the student may delay submitting the application and include several months. VA will pay tutorial assistance only for tutoring received during the 1-year period before the date it receives the claim.

AFTER YOU HAVE RECEIVED TUTORING, DO THE FOLLOWING:

Step 1: Fill out the VA form 22-1990T.
  • Complete Items 1 through 13.
  • In Item 10, show the individual unit subject or subjects (e. g., Math 101) for which you needed tutoring.
  • Be sure to complete all blocks A through F in Item 12. If any block is not checked, your payment may be delayed.
Step 2: Take the completed form to your tutor. The tutor must:
  • Sign and date the application in Items 14A and 14B.
  • Verify the information you provided.
  • Certify that he or she is the person who gave you individualized tutoring is not closely related to you
    (i.e., spouse, parent, brother, sister or child).
Step 3: Bring the completed form to MVP. The School Certifying Official must:
  • Complete Items 15 and 16.
  • Sign in Items 17A and 17B.
Step 4: Only for those receiving the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

If you are requesting tutorial assistance under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, take this form to the professor or instructor of the course for which tutoring was necessary. The teacher must:

  • Sign 18A
  • Complete 18B
Step 5: Review and Submit form.

After all areas are completed and signed, MVP will mail the original to VA and keep a copy on your veteran file. VA will not pay assistance for any tutoring received more than one year before the day VA actually receives your claim.

Mail the completed form to:

VA Regional Office
PO Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

 

Click here for a list of NMSU Tutoring Services on campus.