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Military Drop/Withdrawal Refund Policy

Students who currently serve in the active duty military, guard units, the military reserve, and/or family members whose educational pursuits are interrupted by military orders or unforeseen military obligations must submit documentation verifying their eligibility for the military refund exception. If not already on file with Central Michigan University, acceptable means of verification include:

Present your active or dependent military identification to your nearest CMU education center along with a copy of official military orders indicating the specific time period and nature of the military service obligation; or alternatively,

Active military members including eligible family members, reservists or guard members may submit a verification letter from the military member’s command reflecting their status of their military obligation and service dates.

Additional exceptions to the course refund policy shall be considered for military members whose military duties or responsibilities impair or prevent their ability to participate in class and complete the course requirements. Where possible, exceptions must be requested prior to the last class session. A copy of TDY orders or other appropriate confirmation of the assignment that precluded completion of the course must accompany the withdrawal exception request.

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the new Department of Defense policy, Central Michigan University will return any unearned TA funds on a prorate basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending.