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, reserve, or
National Guard. Tuition Assistance funds will be applied to tuition costs only.
Military Tuition Assistance Recipients
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 U.S. Department of Defense policy, the University of Mount Olive will
return any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis through at least 60% portion of the period for which the funds
were provided. If a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, the University of Mount Olive Director of Student Accounts will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned portion.
A student’s official withdrawal date is used as the last date of attendance and to calculate earned percentage of TA. A
student’s official withdrawal date is determined by using the last date of attendance that is documented and submitted
to the Office of the Registrar.
Once the last date of attendance has been determined, the University of Mount Olive will recalculate a student’s TA eligibility based on the
Number of days completed
_______________________________________________________ = Percent of TA earned
Total Days of the course (start to end date)
The amount of TA funding that is earned is determined on a pro-rata basis. For example, if a student completed 30%
of the course, s/he earned 30% of the TA funds that s/he was originally scheduled to receive. The remainder of the
unearned funds (70%) would be returned to the TA program. If this results in an unpaid tuition balance, payment would
be the responsibility of the student. Once a student has attended at least 60% of the period for which TA funds were
approved, the student is considered to have earned 100% of the TA funds.