Military Tuition Assistance Refund

This policy applies only to students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA).

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 Defense (DOD) policy, Elmhurst University will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period. Any unearned TA funds — based upon when a student stops attending — will be returned directly to the military service from which the funds were provided, not to the service member.

In instances when a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, Elmhurst University will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned TA funds in compliance with the DOD policy.


Number of days completed/total days of the course (start to end date) = percentage earned

  • Completed up to the 60% mark of the course term.

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