Members of the United States Armed Services, National Guard, or Armed Forces Reserves receiving a Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant/TN Reconnect who are mobilized for active duty during a term that is already in progress shall be granted a personal leave of absence and shall not have their eligibility negatively impacted. A student whose spouse, child, or parent is mobilized for active duty may also request a personal leave of absence. The student must provide the Student Services Office a copy of their military orders and complete a Leave of Absence request form.
The hours attempted during the term will not be taken into consideration for purposes of satisfactory progress for determining future eligibility. The student’s Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant/TN Reconnect eligibility will resume as if no break in enrollment has occurred if the student re-enrolls within one year following their return from the mobilization.
For all other financial aid programs, including Title IV and Veteran’s Education Benefits, the LOA will be treated as a withdrawal. Accordingly, awards will be recalculated and in some cases a Return of Title IV funds calculation may be necessary.