Return of Unearned Military Tuition Assistance Funds

Return of Unearned Military Tuition Assistance Funds

Military Tuition Assistance is a U.S. Department of Defense program. Tuition Assistance rules vary by branch of service and even vary between different units within the same branch depending on whether the unit is active duty, Reserve, or National Guard. Tuition Assistance funds will be applied to tuition costs only.

In accordance with regulations issued by the Department of Defense, Tuition Assistance funds are earned proportionally during the enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending.  If a Service member officially or unofficially withdraws from a course, Colorado Technical University must return unearned tuition assistance (TA) funds on a proportional basis through at least the 60 percent portion of the enrollment period.  In cases where some or all of the tuition assistance must be returned, the Service member will be responsible for all balances on his or her student account.

In instances when a Service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, Colorado Technical University will work with the affected Service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned portion.

The calculation is performed as follows:

11 week courses              % Refund                            5.5 week courses             % Refund                           

Week 1 (day 1 – 7)           90%                                        Week 1 (day 1 – 7)          80%

Week 2 (day 8 – 14)        80%                                        Week 2 (day 8 – 14)        60%

Week 3 (day 15 – 22)      70%                                        Week 3 (day 15 – 22)      40%

Week 4 (day 23 - 29)       60%                                       Week 4 (day 23 – 38)        0%

Week 5 (day 30 – 38)      50%                      

Week 6                                 0%