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Military Withdrawal



A Military Withdrawal from Ferris State University must be completed by the student as follows:

  • Submit military orders to [email protected]
  • Complete the Total Withdrawal form by logging into Ferris360 and searching for "Student Academic Dashboard," then clicking on the search result of the same name. From there, under Registration, choose “Request a Total Withdrawal” and fill out the form. When asked the reason for withdrawal, select “Military”.
  • Contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid if you are utilizing financial aid in addition to your military benefits.

The Veteran’s Office will confirm the military withdrawal with the Registrar's Office. The Office of Housing & Residence Life, and Student Financial Services will be notified following the withdrawal. Student Financial Services will process a refund based on the criteria in this policy. All University charges, such as emergency loans, library, health center, etc., will be deducted in calculating the refund amount.

Refunds will be made payable to the student in the same proportion as payments were received to liquidate the charges.

Amounts that have been provided by financial aid awards for tuition, fees, and University housing are not refundable to the student. However, such amounts will be returned to the respective financial aid account.

The Dean of Enrollment Services or his/her designee must approve exceptions to this policy.

Upon discharge or termination of such period of active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States, re-enrollment rights will be granted to all such persons electing to continue their academic studies at Ferris State University.

Tuition and Fees

A 100% refund of tuition and fees will be processed for all students called to active duty in the various branches of the United States military or state National Guard. A refund will only be processed for registered courses in which credit has not been received.

Housing and Fees

Housing charges will be refunded, on a pro rata share, for the unused portion of room and board. The refund will be based on the date of withdrawal from the residence hall or University apartment

Absences for Temporary Active Military Service

Ferris State University will make reasonable accommodations for students who are absent from the University when called to temporary active military service. It is the responsibility of the student to notify the faculty in writing as soon as the temporary assignment has been received. Upon formal notification, the faculty will excuse the student from the class, labs, and clinics for the temporary active military service (not to exceed 12 consecutive calendar days of classes) and allow the student to make up all class work including missed exams and presentations; however, the student is responsible for completion of all missed work within a reasonable time as determined by the faculty. If the class requires class participation during the time missed, the student's participation grade will be averaged only for the class periods excluding the temporary active military service.

If a student disagrees with the faculty member's determination, the student may make a written appeal to the dean of the student college. The decision of the dean is final.

Students that need to miss more than 12 consecutive calendar days of classes may need to consider a military withdrawal.