Active Duty Military, Veterans and Family Members

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.

Don’t 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 Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degrees anytime from anywhere.

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 college credits.

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 Department’s education-related functions. DANTES’ 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 DoD’s 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) 558-1722 or by e-mail at

To get started today, complete the Information Request Form, call 1.800.558.1722 or e-mail us.


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