Active Duty Military, Veterans and
The University of Atlanta provides educational opportunities
to service members and their families. We believe that every
service member, veteran, and member of a military family
should have the opportunity to pursue a college degree.
Donít let a rigorous schedule, frequent deployments, or
relocations keep you from achieving your dreams. Earn your
degree no matter where the military sends you. At University
of Atlanta, military professionals can earn their
Bachelorís, Masterís or Doctoral degrees anytime from
As an accredited university, and the University of Atlanta is
approved by all branches of the military for tuition
assistance and is approved for the payment of VA benefits.
Military and professional training, prior college course
work as well as CLEP, DANTES, and DSST exams can qualify for
Military Tuition Assistance
Active duty, National Guard, Reserve, and Veterans may be
eligible for tuition assistance. TA pays up to $250.00 per
credit hour until the fiscal year (FY)* cap is reached. Some
National Guardsmen and Reservists may receive only 75% TA
benefits or $187.50 per credit hour.
*Each branch of the military has its own criteria for the
amount of TA a service member receives.
The University of Atlanta has been recognized by DANTES (The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) - Its mission is to support the off-duty, voluntary education programs of DoD and conduct special projects and developmental activities in support of the Departmentís education-related functions. DANTESí primary roles are to a) provide high-quality, valuable educational opportunities to service members and their families, as well as DoD personnel, b) help military personnel achieve their professional and personal education goals, c) provide consolidated management of programs to prevent duplication of efforts among the services, and d) support DoDís recruitment, retention and transition efforts.
Tuition Assistance Top-Up
The Code of Federal Regulations states active duty service
members may not receive VA benefits for the same courses for
which they receive Tuition Assistance (TA) from the
military. To help cover potential out-of-pocket expenses of
students using TA, the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) was amended
to permit the VA to pay a Tuition Assistance Top-Up benefit.
The amount of the benefit can be equal to the difference
between the total cost of a college course and the amount of
TA that is paid by the military for the course. Top-Up is
the only VA program that will pay a student on active duty
and receiving TA for the same course(s).
These claims are handled differently from claims for MGIB
without TA. For Top-Up claims, a student will not need to
check in with the school official who certifies VA benefits.
The VA does not need an enrollment certification on VA Form
22-1999. A student will not need to check for approval of
the program for VA benefits. Approval is not an issue
because Top-Up is payable for any course for which TA is
payable under Department of Defense (DoD) criteria.
In order to find out how many transfer credits you have,
please order your military transcripts using the link below
that applies to your service; and contact an Admissions
Representative at (800) 533-3378 or by e-mail at
To get started today, complete the
Information Request Form
call 1.800.533.3378 or e-mail us