Veterans Certification Deployment & Unexpected Withdrawal

What if I get deployed?

The 51Ʒ refund policy generally provides for full refund of dropped or withdrawn courses resulting from being called to active duty in military service. No refund is available for course work in which a student has received academic credit, or from courses not dropped/withdrawn. For a full refund, the student must make a written request to the Office of the Registrar within thirty days of withdrawal. Documentation of military orders is required. You may email your request to the Veterans Certification Office at vetcert@pdx.edu.

Oregon state law allows for a deployedstudent to choose either a withdraw from the course(s), or to receive an incomplete grade to be completed after deployment. applies to deployments of 30 days or more.Please refer to the link provided for complete details and stipulations.

A student voluntarily enlisting in military service must drop/withdraw according to existing academic policy, procedures, and deadlines, or by petition to the Deadline Appeals Committee.

What if I cannot attend classes due to an illness or unexpected situation?

If you cannot attend classes because of something unexpected (such as a death in the family or personal illness) please contact the Veteran Certification Office to discuss options for dropping/withdrawing you from your courses. There are many different options for dropping/withdrawing and speaking to our office before taking action can help you make the best decision for your situation, hopefully avoiding creating a debt with the VA.

Please keep in mind

If you’re receiving VA educational benefits, you are also responsible for ensuring that they are aware of your situation as well. If you are receiving benefits under the Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31) you will also need to speak to your caseworker to ensure proper protocol in withdrawing from courses.

If you have any questions please contact us at vetcert@pdx.edu.