Texas Education Code
Sec. § 132.0611
Refund Policy for Students Called to Active Military Service

As a condition to receiving a certificate of approval under this chapter, including a renewal of a certificate of approval, a career school or college must maintain, and include in the school or college’s catalogue and enrollment contract, a policy under which a student of the school or college who withdraws from the school or college as a result of the student being called to active duty in a military service of the United States or the Texas National Guard may elect one of the following options for each program in which the student is enrolled:


if tuition and fees are collected in advance of the withdrawal, a pro rata refund of any tuition, fees, or other charges paid by the student for the program and a cancellation of any unpaid tuition, fees, or other charges owed by the student for the portion of the program the student does not complete following withdrawal;


a grade of incomplete with the designation “withdrawn-military” for the courses in the program, other than courses for which the student has previously received a grade on the student’s transcript, and the right to re-enroll in the program, or a substantially equivalent program if that program is no longer available, not later than the first anniversary of the date the student is discharged from active military duty without payment of additional tuition, fees, or other charges for the program other than any previously unpaid balance of the original tuition, fees, and charges for books for the program; or


the assignment of an appropriate final grade or credit for the courses in the program, but only if the instructor or instructors of the program determine that the student has:


satisfactorily completed at least 90 percent of the required coursework for the program; and


demonstrated sufficient mastery of the program material to receive credit for completing the program.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 496 (S.B. 309), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.
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