Military and College Policies

Refunds, Credits, and Reinstatement as a Result of Military Service

The College shall provide tuition relief, refund, and reinstatement of students whose service in the uniformed services has required their sudden withdrawal or prolonged absence from their enrollment.

 GI Bill® Delayed Payment Policy

Effective August 1, 2019 and per Section 103 of Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 (section 3679 of title 38), students using Ch. 31 (VocRehab) or Ch. 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®) benefits:

       a.  Covered individuals that are currently enrolled cannot be denied the right to attend courses,if the following documentation is provided:

                   • Certificate of Eligibility (COE), prior to the first day of session

                   • Written request to use such entitlement

                   • Additional information as required to submit proper certificate of enrollment, including but not limited to, domiciliary documentation, social security number, etc.

        b. Will not receive penalty, including late fees, denial of access to classes, libraries or school facilities, or be required to borrow additional funds due to his or her financial obligations to The College  as a result of delayed payments by VA for education assistance under Chapter 31 or33. This period will begin on the date student provides the COE (or statement of benefits from eBenefits) and will end on the earlier of the following dates:

                         i. The date on which payment from VA is received by The College

                         ii. 90 days after the date Laurel Ridge certified tuition and fees in VA Once

        c. Will not be denied access to any school resource available to any current student

        d. Will be required to pay tuition and fees minus the anticipated VA payment, if they have less than 100% eligibility