Tuesday, July 29, 2014
  Information Concerning Students Who Are Called to Military Service

Due to recent military activation, it is possible that some students in the National Guard and Reserves will be called to active duty.

The University recognizes and appreciates the important contributions made in service of our country by these men and women. In support of these students, the University has developed procedures to provide each student with maximum flexibility. Consistent with the policy developed during the Middle East crisis of 1990, students have the following options:

  1. Withdraw the entire registration and 100% of the tuition and mandatory fees would be refunded.

  2. If arrangements are made with the instructor for grades or incompletes (to be made up later) in the courses, the registration would remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees would be assessed in full.

  3. If arrangements are made with only some of the instructors for grades or incompletes, the registration for those courses would remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees would be assessed for those courses. Any courses for which arrangements cannot be made for grades or incompletes could be dropped and the tuition and mandatory fees for those courses would be refunded.

The option the student chooses obviously depends on the point in the session when the student is called to active duty. Financial aid is refunded in accordance with existing University and Federal policies for each of the above situations. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Aid. These procedues do not apply to reservists who are fulfilling their annual two-week active duty.

In addition to the above mentioned University of Iowa policy there are implications related to any financial aid you may have through the various federal programs. The rules on these are not necessarily within the control of this institution. Consultation with the Office of Student Financial Aid in Calvin Hall is advised as soon as is convenient.

In the meantime, this Reserve/Guard Financial Aid Resource page on the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators website may be helpful to you.

Go here for more detailed information about Veteran's benefits and services.