Military Mobilization

Reservists or active duty military students or their spouses who must withdraw due to documented deployment, military training, or relocation will be readmitted to WGU in the same Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status as the term from which they were required to withdraw. Attempted units for the term of withdrawal are only counted for those assessments successfully completed during the term. Students cannot receive military withdrawals for terms already completed. Because accessibility to resources necessary to remain actively engaged may be limited, the VA department at WGU strongly advises students to withdraw rather than attempt to continue after military orders are received.

Tuition charges for a term from which a student withdraws due to mobilization are prorated based on the number of competency units (CUs) passed in that term. For instance, if an undergraduate student completes three competency units, this student is responsible for 25% of the full tuition cost (3 of 12). For funds not used, the remainder is reimbursed to the appropriate financial aid institution or lender. Funds reimbursed to a student are reimbursed via their original payment method: i.e., tuition paid by check is refunded by check, and tuition paid by a card is refunded to that card (less non-refundable convenience fee). If it is the case that a student is unable to complete any courses in a term because of a military mobilization that term registration may be removed from the students’ academic record, and all funds used to pay for the term will be returned to their original sources.


To initiate the military mobilization withdrawal process, students must send a copy of deployment orders to the VA department at or fax to 801.880.9401 Attn: VA. 



Article Number: 20429, 1040


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