In instances when a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, WPI will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned TA funds in compliance with the DOD policy.
To comply with the Department of Defense’s policy, WPI will return any unearned TA funds up to 60% of the semester on a prorated basis. The amount of unearned TA funds returned is returned is based on the date of withdrawal. After 60% of the semester has passed, TA will not be evaluated for a return to the DOD.
Withdrawal Liability Chart:
Effective Withdrawal Date Return of TA % TA % Earned
Before or during weeks 1-2 100% 0%
Weeks 3-4 75% 25%
Weeks 5-8 50% 50%
Week 9 40% 60%
Weeks 10-15 0% 100%
For courses that have durations differing from the above: Unearned TA funds will be returned on a prorated basis, depending on the length of the student’s enrollment for the semester. To determine the amount of TA that needs to be returned, the institution will determine the date the withdrawal was submitted, and then divide that by the number of days in the semester to determine the percentage of TA that was earned by the student.