Unearned Tuition Assistance Policy

Return of Tuition Assistance: 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 policy, The College of Wooster will return any unearned TA funds on a prorate 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. These funds are returned to the military Service branch.

Instances when a Service member stops attending due to a 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.

15-week Course Withdraw submitted

  • Before or during weeks 1-2 100% return
  • During weeks 3-4 90% return
  • During weeks 5-6 75% return
  • During weeks 7-8 50% return
  • During weeks 9 40% return (60% of course is completed)
  • During weeks 10-15 0% return