What Happens if I Need to Miss Class for a Military Obligation?
You will not be penalized for class absence due to required military obligations, as long as your absence does not exceed ten percent of course contact hours. Special permission for additional time may be granted by the instructor. You are responsible for notifying your instructors as far in advance as possible and for providing documentation to your instructors to verify the reason for your absence. Your instructors are responsible for providing reasonable accommodations or opportunities to make up exams and other assignments that impact your grade. You are responsible for completing all course requirements.
What Happens When I'm called to Active Duty?
Veteran Services understands this is a difficult time for you. Our goal is to make your withdrawal from UW-River Falls and the termination of your veterans education benefits as easy as possible. We will do everything we can to ensure you are treated fairly and do not suffer an academic setback because you have been called to active duty.
Bring a copy of your orders to the Registrar's Office and inform them that you have been called to active duty. You may decide if you would like to take incompletes for your current courses or if you wish to have your tuition and fees refunded.
No punitive grades will be assigned and the term in which you withdraw from the university will not appear your record. You will also be given a refund for the unused portion of room and board contracts if you live in in a residence hall. Veteran Services will stop payment of your veterans education benefits upon your withdrawal date, but will not require you to pay back any benefits you received during the term. Your education benefits will be awarded until your withdrawal date.
How Do I Continue My Education and Receive Benefits after Activation?
When you wish to return to UW-River Falls and continue your education, visit the Registrar's Office and complete a re-entry form. Then, visit Veteran Services to complete a VS2005F Form for the term you wish to receive veterans' education benefits.
Are you changing your program of study or transferring to a different institution?
Complete a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (VA 22-1995) form.
Does UW-River Falls need to confirm your veterans benefits?
Complete a Request for Certification of Veterans Benefits (VS CERTF) form.
Would you like to apply for the Wisconsin National Guard Tuition Grant?
Complete a Wisconsin National Guard Tuition Grant Application (DMA 189).