Veterans Affairs Tuition Reimbursement Policy
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 Department of Defence (DOD) policy, Central Piedmont will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least the 60% 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.
In instances when a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, Central Piedmont will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion in compliance with the DOD policy.
Return of Unearned Tuition Assistance Funds to the Government
To remain in compliance with the Department of Defense's (DOD) policy, Central Piedmont will return any unearned TA funds through at least 60% of the semester on a prorated basis. The amount of unearned TA that is returned is based on the date of withdrawal from the course.
After 60% of the semester has passed, TA will not be evaluated for a return to the DOD. As an institution, the DOD will be billed after 60% of the semester has passed to reduce the amount of incorrect TA funds being disbursed by the DOD to Central Piedmont. We will only bill for the amount the student earned given their enrollment.
Schedule for Returning Unearned TA Funds
|8-Week Course: Withdrawal Submitted|
|Before or during week 1||100% return|
|During week 2||75% return|
|During weeks 3-4||50% return|
|During week 5||40% return (60% of course completed)|
|During weeks 6-8||0% return|
|16-Week Course: Withdrawal Submitted|
|Before or during weeks 1-2||100% return|
|During weeks 3 -4||75% return|
|During weeks 9-10||40% return (60% of course completed)|
|During weeks 11-16||0% return|