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 (DOD) policy, MVCC will return any unearned TA funds on a prorate basis through at least 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. If you officially withdraw from the course(s), the amount of unearned TA funds is calculated from the day you withdrew. If you receive a grade of W (administrative withdrawal), you unofficially withdrew and the amount of unearned TA funds is calculated from the date of your last participation in the course(s). In cases where some or all of the Tuition Assistance must be returned to the DoD, the service member will be responsible for all balances on his or her MVCC student account.

Any unearned Military TA funds will be returned directly to the military service, not to the service member. The calculation of the return may result in the service member owing a balance to MVCC. If the service member withdraws due to military service obligation, MVCC will work with the service member to identify a solution that will not result in a student debt for the returned TA portion.

Withdrawal Liability Chart

Note: The first day of the term is day one.

For Standard 15-Week Terms

Effective Withdrawal Date Return of TA %
Prior to start of the term 100%
Week 1-2 100%
Week 3-4 75%
Week 5-8 50%
Week 9 40% (60% of course is complete)
Week 10-15 0%

 

For 8-Week Terms

Effective Withdrawal Date Return of TA %
Prior to start of the term 100%
Week 1 100%
Week 2 75%
Week 3-4 50%
Week 5 40% (60% of course is complete)
Week 6-8 0%