If you have an upcoming deployment or are called to active duty please follow the Military Withdrawal procedure stated in Minnesota State System Policy 5.12.
Thank you for your service to our country.
Student veterans may be eligible for disability services, personal counseling and/or tutorial assistance. Contact the Veterans Resource Center for more information.
With the National Guard and Ready Reserves being called to active duty and U.S. troops being deployed or reassigned to other duty stations, student loan repayment may be one of the issues on the minds of soldiers and their families.
To avoid becoming delinquent on your student loans, consider the following tips:
The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidance about loan relief for student loan borrowers. Provisions apply to borrowers who:
If you have loans in an in-school, grace period, or in-school deferment status, you may have that loan status extended for up to three years during your active duty service. If you have defaulted student loans, you may not be required to make payments during your active duty service.
Contact your loan holder for more information. Also, you may want to inquire if your military unit has someone designated to assist you with student loan questions.
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Minnesota State University has a policy that returns any unearned tuition assistance (TA) funds on a proportional basis through at least the 60 percent portion of the period for which the funds were provided to the military Service Branch.
Schedule of returns is as follows:
As an institution, we will bill the DOD after 60% of the semester has passed to reduce the amount of incorrect TA funds being disbursed by the DOD to MSUM. We will only bill for the amount the student earned given their enrollment and taking into account any relevant withdrawals.
Eligible recipients’ enrollment will be monitored each term by MSUM's Certifying Official, the determination of percentage earned/unearned TA will be done by MSUM Certifying Official, and DOD billing is handled by Business Services.
DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Frequently Asked Questions