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Have you Been Recalled?

The following information is important to know if you have been recalled back to active duty status:


  • Your orders or a letter from your Commanding Officer. Email to: WSU VMASS.

Pertinent information

  • The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) will restore entitlement for Chapters 30, 33, 1606, and 1607.
  • The DVA will cancel benefits under mitigating circumstances** (advance pay will not be recovered by VA UNLESS IT IS RECEIVED JUST PRIOR TO ACTIVATION),
  • The DVA will suspend collection of overpay (if student was already in overpay prior to recall), and will pick up when you return to school.
  • A student called to active duty is automatically considered to have mitigating circumstances.  Benefits are terminated date of last attendance.
Per AP 72c2 - Military Service Members

Students who are members of the National Guard or a reserve branch of a military service are occasionally required to miss class for weekend drills, active duty, and related responsibilities and are entitled to make up the class (RCW 28B.10.270). In such a case, instructors must not penalize students for the absences and must allow them to make-up the missed work. In each instance, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor of the duty before the absence, provide appropriate documentation if requested, and complete the missed work as soon as reasonably possible.


  • Enrollment cancelled with completion of Cancellation of Enrollment form in the WSU Registrar's Office or through myWSU with the notation of “Withdrew due to military activation” entered on student record. Only “Withdraw plus date” will appear on transcript.
  • If wish to remain enrolled, must clear with all instructors.

Refund of Fees

  • Students should check the most current refund policies.


No grades given when student is withdrawing. Will show as normal withdrawal from school on transcript. If student and instructor agree, Incompletes may be given that will be finished at a later time. Keep in mind you an incomplete becomes an “F” if not completed within one calendar year.


Students called into military service of the U.S. due to a national emergency who are in their last semester before obtaining an undergraduate degree, may be eligible to receive their degree. These are reviewed on a case by case basis. If student dies during active duty, may be granted a posthumous degree.


  • Veterans who were absent just one semester (Fall or Spring) do not need to reapply. Veterans should contact their former academic advisor to plan the next steps. Veterans who were absent more than one semester must reapply as “Former Students”.
  • You will automatically be assigned a registration appointment for a "Former Student" so please contact the WSU Veterans Coordinatior to assign you to the appropriate category (Freshmen, Sophomore, etc).   Reassignment will allow you to participate in Priority Registration.

Financial Aid at Withdrawal

  • Use guidance of US Dept. of Education to:
    1. waive grant overpayment requirements
    2. grant forbearance for repayments of Perkins Loans
    The same standard is used for other, non-federal funds.
  • Any outstanding debt will be covered by grant money. If loans in place and student has received a check, FA will work to cover whatever has been used with grant money so no debt exists upon departure.
  • Veteran must notify lenders upon activation and furnish them with a copy of their orders so as not to be held for loan repayment while on active duty.

Financial Aid at Return

Includes Grants, Loans, Scholarships, & Other Financial Aid

  • See Student Financial Services (SFS) for the most current information on financial aid and scholarship status.



  • Contact the WSU Bookie directly for the most current return policies.


  • Parking will pro-rate parking permit.
  • Contact Parking Service directly for refund.
Been Recalled
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