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SIUC Military Tuition Assistance (TA) Refund Policy

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a servicemember under the assumption that the servicemember will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. If a servicemember withdraws from a course, the servicemember will no longer be eligible for the Military TA funds originally awarded.

To comply with Department of Defense policy, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) will return any unearned TA funds on a 100%, 50% and 10% proportional basis through the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. A Tuition Assistance Refund Schedule has been established for each term as course offerings can vary in length in a given term. SIUC will return any unearned Military TA funds provided directly to the military service, not the service member. The servicemember is responsible for any bursar account balance created by the return of unearned TA funds to the military service.

For any course considered a “no-show” in which a student earns a grade of NS, a full refund of tuition will be credited to the servicemember’s bursar account. SIUC will return any unearned Military TA funds provided directly to the military service, not to the servicemember.

If the servicemember is called to duty or needs to return for medical treatment, the University’s Military Leave Policy for Students (http://policies.siu.edu/policies/militaryleavepolicyforstudents.php) has been set forth to provide the servicemember with solutions for completion of courses to ensure no student debt is incurred.

TA Refund Schedule