Custodian of Policy: Registrar
Relevant Minnesota State System Policy: 5.12
Relevant Procedures: Minnesota State System Procedure 5.12.1
Effective Date: Fall 2014
Last Review: Fall 2014
Next Review: 2020
Students who are members of any branch of the U.S. military and who are unable to complete a semester due to having been called to active duty and veterans with a service connected disability as described in Part 2 of this policy, shall to the extent possible be provided one of the following options.
Military Service members or veterans with a service connected disability covered by this procedure shall be eligible to receive a refund of amounts paid for room, board, and fees attributable to the time period during which the student was serving in active military service or receiving medical treatment or dealing with the person's medical condition and did not use the facilities or services for which the amounts were paid. Any refund of room, board, and fees is subject to the requirements of the state or federal financial aid programs of origination.
If the student chooses to withdraw, the student shall be readmitted and reenrolled as a student at the postsecondary education institution, without penalty or redetermination of admission eligibility, within two years following release from the state or federal active military service or following completion of medical treatment or sufficient recovery from the person's medical condition.
To provide consistent guidelines for students within the Minnesota State College and University System who are called to active duty with the military service and veterans, as defined in section 197.447, who have a service-connected disability as certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, who are students and whose service-connected medical condition or medical treatment requirements reasonably prevent the person's attendance at or progress in part or all of the person's higher educational training or studies at any given time. The terms "medical condition" and "medical treatment requirements" must be broadly construed and without regard for whether or not they relate directly to the person's service-connected disability.