University of Minnesota  Morris Campus Policy

Military Leave for Students: Morris


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Policy Statement


Under current University policy (informed by State statute), a student who is serving in Reserve or National Guard units and is called to active military duty may be able to withdraw from classes with a full refund of tuition. If the student is a financial aid recipient, the student is subject to refund policies as provided by the aid program sponsors. The Office of the Registrar will review the request for tuition reimbursement.

In some circumstances, a student may want to ask their instructors about incompletes for coursework as an alternative to canceling. When appropriate, instructors may make arrangements for the student to take an incomplete for the courses in question. University Senate policy requires an incomplete be made up within one semester of the end of the term in which the incomplete is given. When a student is called to active military duty, and they reach an agreement with their instructor(s) to take an incomplete, the student will have up to one semester following their discharge from active duty to complete any incompletes.


Tuition refunds are not available to students called to Active Duty for training, such as Annual training, AIT, or drill weekends.

Short-term leaves

If a student will miss classes for short-term military leave or military training exercises (example: annual training for National Guard and Reserve members), the student must contact their instructors as soon as possible so appropriate accommodations can be made. For further details, please see the Policy on Makeup Work for Legitimate Absences.

Spouses of service members called to active duty

Students who are the spouse of a service member and have a dependent child are able to withdraw from classes with a full refund of tuition if their spouse is called to active duty. The same terms and conditions apply to these students as to the service members. Students must present the service members' orders to their college and The Office of the Registrar to begin the process of reimbursement.

Reason for Policy

To assist students who are currently enrolled and get called to Active Duty during the semester.


Subject Contact Phone Email
Primary Contact(s) Marcus Muller 320-589-6011 [email protected]
Responsible Individuals
Policy Owner Primary Contact
  • Director, Office of the Registrar
  • Marcus Muller
    Director, Office of the Registrar



The student must provide a copy of their military orders as soon as they are available. In the rare case where the student is required by the military to leave immediately, a family member or other designated party may submit a copy of the orders and complete the "Tuition Refund Appeal" form for the student.

Other Information

Academic Planning

Return, Transfer, Leave

Important Dates

See Dates and Deadlines on University of Minnesota - Morris Onestop website.

Policy History

October 2020