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Military Tuition Assistance Refund Policy

Minot State University returns unearned military tuition assistance funds on a proportional basis through at least the 60% portion of the term for which they were provided regardless of the reason for withdrawal (service-related or otherwise). Any unearned TA funds will be returned directly to the military service, not to the service member.

MSU will work with service members that stop attending due to a military service obligation in identifying solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned portion. Military tuition assistance is awarded based on students completing the entire term it was awarded. When a student withdraws, they may no longer be eligible for the full amount.

Policy
Tuition Assistance eligibility will be recalculated for students who officially withdraw from the course prior to completing 60% of the enrollment period. The official last date of attendance is used to determine the number of days completed. Recalculation of eligibility is based on the percentage of TA benefits earned using the following chart:

0 to 8.99% of the enrollment period 100%
9.00 - 34.99% of the enrollment period 75%
35.00 - 59.99% of the enrollment period 50%
60% - 100% of the enrollment period No refund

The Department of Defense requires that the university return any unearned TA applied to institutional charges. The student will then owe the university the amount that was returned.

Example: If a student withdraws after completing 9.00-34.99% of the enrollment period, MSU would adjust the amount billed to the Military Tuition Assistance Program to 25% of the tuition.