Tuition Assistance (TA) is a Department of Defense benefit paid to current service members of all branches of the Armed Forces to assist with the cost of tuition. TA funds is a source of financial aid for active duty military. Those who may be eligible are members of the Armed Forces. Participation in this program is for our servicemembers admitted to UCSB.
TA Refund Policy
UCSB Student Accounts will post a non-refundable provisional credit memo to the student account, which will apply toward eligible charges. The balance is transferred to the agency’s contract account which then UCSB will bill. In the event a student withdraws or does not attend the term in which they are covered, the student’s fees are adjusted according to the campus refund policy. In association with the student’s fee adjustment, the student’s credit memo is updated automatically to the new rate and reduces the total amount that the agency is billed for the respective term. Please refer to this link for more information regarding refunds. https://www.ucop.edu/operating-budget/fees-and-enrollments/other-fee-information/payment-refunds.html.
Readmission Policy for Service Members
Readmission for Service members and reservists must follow the leave of absence process established by the university. The policy can be found here https://registrar.sa.ucsb.edu/registration-enrollment/registration-enrollment/leaves-of-absence
In addition, a student whose enrollment is interrupted with active duty in a current military conflict will be given a full refund of fees regardless of the date of withdrawal. A copy of the student's official orders is required and must be presented to the VA Certifying Official. Students will be dropped from all classes and a message will appear on their transcript which states: Compulsory withdrawal for active military duty "date". Readmission procedures will be streamlined, waiving readmission fees. Financial Aid loans will continue in deferred status. Students living in University-owned housing will be accommodated on a case by case basis.