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Return Military of Tuition Assistance Policy and Schedule

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 (DOD) policy, SUNY Cobleskill will return any unearned TA funds on a prorate basis through at least 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. If you officially withdraw from the course(s), the amount of unearned TA funds is calculated from the day you withdrew. If you are administratively withdrawn from your course(s), then the amount of unearned TA funds is calculated from the date of your last participation in the course(s). In cases where some or all of the Tuition Assistance must be returned to the DoD, the student will be responsible for all balances on his or SUNY Cobleskill student account.

Any unearned Military TA funds will be returned directly to the military service, not to the student. The calculation of the return may result in the student owing a balance to the College. If the student withdraws due to military service obligation, SUNY Cobleskill will work with the student to identify a solution that will not result in a student debt for the returned TA portion.

Withdrawal Liability Chart

Note: The first day of the term is day one.


For Standard 15-Week Terms

Effective Withdrawal Date

Return of TA %

Prior to start of the term 100%
Week 1-2 100%
Week 3-4 75%
Week 5-8 50%
Week 9 40% (60% of course is completed)
Week 10-15 0%