Federal law, and regulations in most States, protects Soldiers who attend college or university level schools if they must miss school due to military orders. Law states that students whose education was interrupted by voluntary or involuntary military service have the right to re-enroll in their respective programs, most often without penalty. These requirements apply to any educational institution that participates in Title IV federal student financial aid programs, including Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and the Federal Work-Study Program.
Many States also have regulations that require participating schools to grant full or partial credit for courses started by students before receiving military orders. This is dependent upon the number of hours or weeks completed in the course by the time military orders take effect.
Talk to your university administrators for information specific to your school. The important thing is to ask and not assume your time and money in class are lost if you are deployed.
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