Tuition Assistance (Top-Up)
Using Top-Up benefits may be an option if you plan to use tuition assistance (TA) to complete a degree program while on active duty, and don’t plan to continue your education after service. Top-up can also be helpful for just taking a few courses with TA while on active duty; then you can save most of your GI Bill® benefits for after service to complete your education program.
If you are an active-duty member of the Armed Services and you have been reassigned or if you are a member of a National Guard or Reserve unit that is called into active duty, you may qualify for benefits regarding your federal loans in the form of grace period extensions or deferments of payment without interest. The Financial Aid Office can help you understand benefits which pertain to your temporary absence from school.