Military Tuition Assistance Compliance Military Tuition Assistance Compliance


Recruiting (per DoD MOU para 3.j)

  • Neither ENMU nor its agents, or affiliates engage in misrepresentation or payment of incentive compensation as part of efforts to unfairly eliminate, deceive, or abuse marketing aimed at Service members
    • ENMU prohibits the use of inducements, commissions, bonuses, or other incentive payments based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including Tuition Assistance funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.
  • ENMU prohibits the use of high-pressure recruitment tactics
    • Does not make multiple unsolicited contacts (3 max), including contact by phone, email, or in-person.
    • Does not engage in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.

Approved Courses (per DoD MOU para 4.d)

  • ENMU directs all Active-Duty Military Service members to speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their Military Service prior to enrolling the student in the institution.
    • Students who decide to use Tuition Assistance will be enrolled only after the TA is approved by the student's Service.
      • Military students may be pre-registered for a class in order to secure a slot in the course, but the enrollment will not be finalized until the TA is approved.
    • It is the student's responsibility to indicate that they are Active Duty servicemembers intending to use Tuition Assistance.

Financial Aid (per DoD MOU para 3.h)

  • Before offering, recommending, arranging, signing-up, dispersing, or enrolling Service members for private student loans, ENMU will provide Service members access to an institutional financial aid advisor who will make available appropriate loan counseling, including:
    • Providing a clear and complete explanation of available financial aid, including Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.
    • Describing the differences between private and federal student loans to include terms,
    • conditions, repayment and forgiveness options.
    • Disclosing ENMU's student loan Cohort Default Rate (CDR), the percentage of our students who borrow, and how its CDR compares to the national average. If ENMU's CDR becomes greater than the national average CDR, we will disclose that information and provide the student with loan repayment data.
    • Explaining that students have the ability to refuse all or borrow less than the maximum student loan amount allowed.
  • The designated ENMU point of contact that ensures compliance with these financial aid requirements is Brent Small, ENMU's Financial Aid Director.
  • Financial Aid Links:
  • CDR Disclosure

TA Returns (per DoD MOU para 4.f)

  • ENMU complies with the following requirements for the return of TA funds:
    • Any returned TA Program funds are returned to the Military Service, not the Service member.
    • 100% of TA funds are returned up to the start date when the Service member does not:
      • Begin attendance at ENMU; or
      • Start a course, regardless of whether the student starts other courses.
    • Return any TA funds paid for a course that is canceled by ENMU.
      • Return any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis as follows:

        TA Return Schedule

        Spring and Fall Semesters

        16-week session - 80 day course

        Day % Returned
        1-6 100%
        7 91%
        8 90%
        9 89%
        10 88%
        11 86%
        12 85%
        13 84%
        14 83%
        15 81%
        16 80%
        17 79%
        18 78%
        19 76%
        20 75%
        21 74%
        22 73%
        23 71%
        24 70%
        25 69%
        26 68%
        27 66%
        28 65%
        29 64%
        30 63%
        31 61%
        32 60%
        33 59%
        34 58%
        35 56%
        36 55%
        37 54%
        38 53%
        39 51%
        40 50%
        41 49%
        42 48%
        43 46%
        44 45%
        45 44%
        46 43%
        47 41%
        48* 40%
        49 0%

        *Indicates 60% completion

        8-week session - 40 day course

        Day % Returned
        1-6 100%
        7 83%
        8 80%
        9 78%
        10 75%
        11 73%
        12 70%
        13 68%
        14 65%
        15 63%
        16 60%
        17 58%
        18 55%
        19 53%
        20 50%
        21 48%
        22 45%
        23 43%
        24* 40%
        25 0%

        *Indicates 60% completion

        Summer Semester 8-week session - 40 day course

        Day % Returned
        1-3 100%
        4 90%
        5 88%
        6 85%
        7 83%
        8 80%
        9 78%
        10 75%
        11 73%
        12 70%
        13 68%
        14 65%
        15 63%
        16 60%
        17 58%
        18 55%
        19 53%
        20 50%
        21 48%
        22 45%
        23 43%
        24* 40%
        25 0%

        *Indicates 60% completion

        4-week session - 20 day course

        Day % Returned
        1-3 100%
        4 80%
        5 75%
        6 70%
        7 65%
        8 60%
        9 55%
        10 50%
        11 45%
        12* 40%
        13 0%

        *Indicates 60% completion

Accreditation and Credentialing (per DoD MOU paras 3.b, 3.l, and 4.c.5)

  • All ENMU programs listed on are accredited in accordance with all requirements for granting degrees as well as to validate the degree in the work force.

ENMU accreditation information

Academic Counseling and Post-Graduation Job Opportunities (per DoD MOU paras 4.c.1 and 4.c.4)

  • ENMU will disclose general degree requirements for the Service member's educational program (evaluated educational plan) to the member and their Service before enrolling the Service member at ENMU.
  • ENMU's educational plans for Service members provide:
    • Program requirements and conditions
    • Expected timeline for graduation/program completion
  • Adjustments to degree requirements will be made when required by institutional changes, however:
    • Students will be notified of the change at least 2 years before they go into effect; or
    • ENMU will identify low or no-cost solutions that allow the student to graduate in a timely manner when programs become unavailable or changes have been mandated by a State or accrediting body.

Transfer Credit Policy (per DoD MOU paras 3.n.1 and 4.c.2)

  • ENMU publicly discloses articulated credit transfer agreements.
    • Previously articulated credit transfers are available via TES.
    • 2+2 agreements are listed here:

  • ENMU provides Service members with a personal transfer credit evaluation prior to student enrollment based on transcripts received.
    • Transfer credits are reflected on the student's evaluated educational plan and CAPP
    • Students wishing to appeal an unfavorable transfer evaluation (i.e., a transfer course they expected to fill a certain requirement was not deemed to fill that requirement) by appealing to the Department Chair or their designee assigned to oversee that particular course.
      • ENMU's Military Outreach Coordinator is available to assist with
        • Finding the faculty member to whom the appeal should be addressed.
        • Preparing justification for the appeal (other universities that accept the course, etc.)
        • Contact:

Key Points of Contact (per DoD MOU para 3.g)

  • Single Point of Contact for all Military-Affiliated Students
    • ENMU Military Outreach Coordinator:
      • General student support and advocacy
      • Connect students with appropriate support services throughout the university.
    • Academic Advising Point of Contact
      • The ENMU Transfer Center or Faculty Advisor:
        • The ENMU Transfer Center is the initial point of contact for all transfer students.
        • Once the transfer process is complete students are assigned to a Faculty Advisor from the Department associated with the student's major.
    • Tuition Assistance Point of Contact
    • Accessibility Services Point of Contact
      • The ENMU Accessibility Services Office:
        • Coordinates with students and faculty to provide appropriate accommodations to empower student success at ENMU.
    • VA Education Benefits Point of Contact
      • The ENMU Certifying Official:
        • Administers and processes forms for VA Education Benefit programs such as the GI Bill®
           and Vocational Rehabilitation programs.
    • Financial Aid Point of Contact
      • The ENMU Financial Aid Office:
        • Assist and counsel students about financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and loans.
    • Employment Point of Contact
      • ENMU Counseling Services Office:
        • Employment assistance, such as resume assistance.
        • Employment listings.
        • Interest inventories to help students decide on a major or field.
        • Also provides mental health counseling.
    • Tutoring/Retention Point of Contact:;;
      • Tutoring and Student Retention Program Director:
        • Free online and in-person tutoring services.
        • Retention counseling for struggling students.

Readmission Policy (per DoD MOU para 3.i)

  • ENMU allows Service members and reservists to be readmitted to a program automatically if they are temporarily unable to attend class or have to suspend their studies due to service requirements.
    • Students may apply to have the course drop deadline waived due to military service so that the unfinished course(s) do(es) not appear on their transcript as a withdraw.
      • This may be the only option in those cases where the student has not completed sufficient coursework to warrant a plan for completion.
      • 100% of TA funds are returned in this case.
    • Students may apply to have their course(s) evaluated as “incomplete” pending the completion of the remaining courseware as agreed upon with the course instructor at some future date, at which time, the incomplete will be replaced with a standard letter grade.
      • This option does not require re-enrollment in the class to receive credit; the incomplete enrollment is sufficient.
      • This option may not be available to students who were failing the course prior to the Service-connected hardship.

Staging Enabled