Policies and Legislation
Current legislation requires institutions of higher education to establish programs and services to support student veterans in Pennsylvania. Numerous organizations advocate for policies to ensure that veterans, service members, and their eligible family members have access to and the opportunity to succeed in higher education. The 2008 passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill® dramatically expanded these opportunities. Federal policy makers have developed and implemented important legislation on campuses across the country. KU is in compliance with current legislation and has also adopted University policies that support military-affiliated students on campus.
- Military Leave/ Excused Absence
- Priority Registration Policy
Active Duty Activation Policy
Student-veterans who are called to active duty status (deployment, mobilization, enlistment) and must take a leave of absence from school should contact the Office of the Registrar as soon as possible to request an armed forces The student must provide activation orders. The Registrar's Office will provide students guidance on the steps required to take a leave of absence. Students may be charged for room and board for the time they lived in campus housing or utilized a meal plan. The Registrar's Office will also provide guidance on the process to return to KU after activation.
Student Government Board Special Leave Policy for Student Veterans
SGB Special Leave Policy (Section VII.D.2)
Student-Veterans who hold office on a University student organization's board who are called to active duty will hold their position upon return.
Current Legislation and Best Practices
Veterans and Dependents In-State Tuition, eff. July 1, 2015 (Section 702 Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act Enables Nationwide Reform and HB 131)
"GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.