Uniformed services students who are deployed, mobilized, or must change their duty assignment after classes have started don't have to worry about financial penalties.
Students are considered a uniformed service student if they are on active duty in the armed forces, in the Reserves, or National Guard.
Military Activation Policy
In accordance with the “Virginia Tuition Relief, Refund, and Reinstatement Guidelines,” Florida Tech students in the uniformed services under call or order to active duty, after the beginning of a semester or summer session have two options they may consider with their academic department and Registrar’s Office in determining their enrollment status with the university:
Please coordinate requests under the Military Activation Policy with the Office of Military Services and Registrar’s Office. Students will need to discuss their situation with the appropriate representative from their academic department in consultation with Account Management and the Office of the Registrar. A copy of the active duty orders is required.
Regardless of the option selected above, the following provisions govern reinstatement to the University upon release or return from service in the uniformed services. Students that have a leave of absence under the military activation policy are entitled to reinstatement, to their program of study (if available), without having to reapply for admission if they return to the University after a cumulative absence of not more than five years. Throughout the entire process, former students/students will have access to advising to determine the impact of absence from the program, to evaluate the ability to resume study, and to assess options when a program is no longer available or suitable.
Applicants to the University who have accepted an offer of admission but who have not yet registered in a degree program may defer admission for up to two years by making a request to the admissions department.