Military Tuition Assistance (TA) Refund Policy

The Department of Defense requires the University to return any unearned Military Tuition Assistance (TA) funds to the Department should a service member withdraw from a course that was paid for using TA.  If a service member withdraws from any course on or before the 60% completion date (during week 9 for a 15-week course), a prorated refund will be issued back to the Department for the TA funds that were provided. The schedules below determine the prorated amount of TA funds refunded to the Department based on the date of service member’s withdrawal from a course.

For example, if a service member withdraws from a course at the 60% mark (during week 9 for a 15-week course), 40% of TA funds used for the course will be returned to the Department. In instances when a service member stops attending due to a documented military service obligation, the University will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that may not result in a student debt to the University for the portion of TA funds returned to the Department.

See the refund schedules below.

Week-1 Course Drop

Course drops before or during the first week of the course receive a 100% refund of tuition, including any technology fees charged per course.

Week 1 refunds will NOT include any late registration fees. Note: Week 1 ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on the first Sunday of the first week of the course.

Tuition Refund Schedule when using Military TA

Your potential refund amount is based on the length of course in which you are enrolled and when you submit your withdrawal request, as follows:

15-Week Course

Withdraw submitted:

  • before or during weeks 1–2 = 100% refund
  • during weeks 3–4 = 90% refund
  • during weeks 5–6 = 75% refund
  • during weeks 7–8 = 50% refund
  • during weeks 9 = 40% refund
  • during week 10 to 15 = 0 % refund is eligible

Audit Students

There are no refunds for students withdrawing from audit courses after the first week of class.

Involuntary Withdrawals

You will receive the standard tuition refund based on the date of the withdrawal if you are involuntarily withdrawn from courses due to lack of academic progress or suspension due to student conduct issues, including plagiarism.