MU's Policy for Military Students
· A) That the official transcript indicate the courses from which he or she has withdrawn, the date of withdrawal and the reason for withdrawal. Students choosing this option will have their tuition and fee charges and their student financial aid eligibility calculated effective with their official withdrawal date
· B) Or the student may request that all courses for that semester be expunged from the student's academic record. Students taking this option will receive a complete refund of all educational and incidental fees paid by the student for enrollment for that semester. However, students who have received federal, state or institutionally funded financial aid must return all aid disbursed to them for the semester.
NOTE: Refunds will not be immediately available. Refunds are based on your last method of payment (i.e. credit card, check, etc). Refund checks will be sent to your mailing address unless a forwarding address is left with the University.
Option 2 – Receive Incompletes in all courses for semester
· The student may choose to receive an incomplete in all courses not yet completed for the semester,
· The student must complete all course work for the semester to the satisfaction of the instructor(s) and the University within six months of discharge or release from active military service or the grade(s) of incomplete shall be converted to a failing grade. However, if the student cannot comply because of medical reasons related to his or her active military service, the student must complete all coursework within three months of the end of the period of convalescence or the grade(s) of incomplete shall be converted to a failing grade..
o Upon completion of all coursework for the semester, the student may choose either to:
A) Receive the grade earned for the course and have the “Incomplete” expunged from his or her official record,
B) Have the “Incomplete” remain as the final grade with reason for the “Incomplete” noted on his or her official record.
Refund for option 2- No refunds will be given for option 2.
Residential Life will be contacted and informed of your intent to exit the University. Room, board and social fees will be prorated and applied to your University student account based on the effective date of your official check out from the residence hall or other University accommodations.
The Office of Student Financial Aid will be informed of your student status and your official withdrawal date and may make adjustments according to federal, State of Missouri and institutional guidelines.
Scholarships may or may not be applicable upon the student’s return to the University. For example, Section 41.948.2, RSMo, provides that if a student has been awarded a scholarship to be used to pursue an academic program in any higher education institution in Missouri and he or she is not able to complete the term for which the scholarship was granted, the student shall be awarded that scholarship at any subsequent academic term provided the student returns to the academic program at the same institution at the beginning of the next academic term after the completion of active military service. If a student has any scholarships or other aid or award, he or she should contact the issuer to determine whether it will be applicable on his or her return and whether he or she will need to satisfy any other conditions.
Office of the University Registrar – Registration
130 Jesse Hall
The University of Missouri – Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
Office: (573) 882 – 7881
FAX: (573) 884-4530
The Office of the University Registrar will require the following information:A copy of your military orders, as soon as possible. Forwarding Address Name, address and phone number of a contact or your representative Your name as it is on MU records MU ID number Which option student wishes to choice for classes
This information may be brought to 130 Jesse Hall or faxed to 573-884-4530.
Re-admission of Previously Enrolled Students:
Students who are returning to MU after an absence of at least one semester must complete Request to Re-enroll in Undergraduate Studies form (PDF) and return it to the Office of Admissions, 230 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-1300 or fax to (573) 882-7887.
To view Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 41 (41.948):