What Happens When I'm called to Active Duty?
Veteran Services understands this is a difficult time for you. Our goal is to make your withdrawal from UW-River Falls and the termination of your veterans education benefits as easy as possible. We will do everything we can to ensure you are treated fairly and do not suffer an academic setback because you have been called to active duty.
Bring a copy of your orders to our office and inform us if you would like to take incompletes for your current courses or if you wish to have your tuition and fees refunded. If your orders are not received before you go, please ensure we receive a copy through fax, email, or a trusted individual no later than 30 days of receiving them. Your tuition and fees will be due in full if your orders are not received. Our office will facilitate your withdrawal through all offices involved on your behalf.
No punitive grades will be assigned and the term in which you withdraw from the university will not appear your record. You will also be given a refund for the unused portion of room and board contracts if you live in in a residence hall. Veteran Services will stop payment of your veterans education benefits upon your withdrawal date, but will not require you to pay back any benefits you received during the term. Your education benefits will be awarded until your withdrawal date.
How Do I Continue My Education and Receive Benefits after Activation?
When you wish to return to UW-River Falls and continue your education, please complete a UW System application at https://apply.wisconsin.edu/, you will NOT be charged a application fee. Then, visit Veteran Services to complete a Request for Certification of Veterans Benefits for the term you wish to receive veterans' education benefits.