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, UC Davis will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least 40% 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.
Our institution does not currently invoice DoD until after the ADD/DROP date, meaning there is no need for a 100% refund. In any occasion, where the institution does invoice before the ADD/DROP dates, these funds are returned to the military Service branch.
Instances when a Service member stops attending due to military service obligation, the educational institution will work with the affected Service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion.
More information about the Military Tuition Assistance program can be found at the Veterans Success Center.