It depends.

If you must withdraw from the course soon after you’ve just enrolled

  1. If you are still within the schools add/drop period, follow the school’s procedure to officially cancel the course with the school. Ask the school to return the TA voucher you provided to them for full or partial payment.
  2. Hand carry or fax your official cancellation paperwork to your Marine Corps Voluntary Education Center and request that they cancel the TA funding for your course. If you do not cancel the course with the Marine Corps Voluntary Education Center, you will receive letters from the Marine Corps asking for grades and reimbursement for the amount of the TA.

If you do not follow the correct withdrawal procedure, the amount of your TA can be withdrawn from your pay, even though you did not take the course.

If you must withdraw involuntarily due to military duties, transfer, emergency, or hospitalization

  1. Notify the school and follow the school’s procedure to officially withdraw from the course. Make sure you will be receiving a “W” grade.
  2. Contact your installation Education Service Officer who will make the determination if a justification for a waiver is warranted.

If you withdraw from the course due to personal reasons

  1. You will be required to reimburse the U.S. Treasury the full amount of your TA funded. The Marine Corps requires you to reimburse for all W grades received for personal reasons.
  2. Reimbursement by money order or cashier’s check payable to U.S. TREASURER must be mailed to NETPDTC N814. For more detail about reimbursement, check out Reimbursing the Marine Corps for TA Funding.

If you don’t complete the course and receive a failing grade, non-passing (N), or incomplete (I) grade

A failing grade is a D or below for undergraduate courses and a C or below for graduate courses.

  1. You will be required to reimburse the U.S. Treasury the full amount of your TA funded if you receive a failing grade or a non-passing (N) grade or if you fail to clear an incomplete (I) grade within 6 months of the original course completion date. The Marine Corps requires you to reimburse for failing grades and all incomplete grades if they are not changed to a passing grade after 6 months.
  2. Reimbursement by money order or cashier’s check payable to U.S. TREASURER must be mailed to NETPDTC N814. For more detail about reimbursement, check out Reimbursing the Marine Corps for TA Funding.

Still searching for more in-depth assistance with Tuition Assistance?  Check out other Marine Corps articles about TA or contact your installation’s Voluntary Education staff.