Welcome Veteran and Military Students!

Veteran Services
Military Services

Marian University participates in the following benefits:

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill® (chapter 33)
  • Yellow Ribbon Program (chapter 33)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® (chapter 30)
  • Veteran Readiness & Employment (chapter 31)
  • Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA, chapter 35)
  • Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (chapter 1606)
  • National Guard Tuition Grant
  • Wisconsin Veteran’s Grant for Private Non-Profit Schools

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 Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)

Marian University is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium.  SOC, established in 1972, consists of national higher education associations and approximately 1,900 institutional members.  SOC Consortium institutional members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to military students including those on active duty, Coast Guard personnel, reservists, members of the National Guard, family members, civilian employees of the Department of Defense, and veterans of all Services.  As a SOC Consortium member, this institution ensures Servicemembers and their family members share in appropriately accredited postsecondary education opportunities available to other citizens.   Flexibility of programs and procedures particularly in admissions, counseling credit transfer, course articulations, recognition of non-traditional learning experiences, scheduling, course format, and residency requirements are provided to enhance access of military students and their family members to higher education programs.  Marian University is proud to provide veterans and active duty military members with the necessary resources and support to assist with meeting their educational goals.

If requested, Marian University is required to provide the Department of Veterans Affairs with copies of grades and academic records to support certifications or to show failure to meet progress requirements without seeking prior approval of the individual veteran.

For more information on State Veterans Benefits

dva.wi.gov

Credit Hour Certification Rules For Veterans & Military Students

FT: 12+
¾ Time: 9 – 11
½ Time: 6 – 8
Less 1/2: 4 – 5
¼ Time: 1 – 3

FT: 9+
¾ Time: 6 – 8
½ Time: 3 – 5
Less 1/2: 2
¼ Time: 1

FT: 6+
¾ Time: N/A
½ Time: 3 – 5

Licensure Programs may be approved for veterans’ benefits if and only if:

  • Listed in the WEAMs site: https://inquiry.vba.va.gov/weamspub/buildViewOrg.do

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Students are responsible for adding, dropping, and withdrawing from courses. This includes the completion and submission of Course Add/Drop forms to the Office of the Registrar. The day on which the Office of the Registrar receives the Course Add/Drop form is the official drop date. To avoid a failing grade, students must drop any courses not attended. Students who receive federal financial aid funding should check with the Office of Financial Aid prior to making any changes in course registration for the semester. For purposes of determining refund, the official date of course drop/withdrawal or university withdrawal, is the day upon which completed course drop or withdrawal forms are received in the Office of the Registrar.  Emails, phone calls, or no longer attending class do not constitute a proper withdrawal from class.  The required Course Drop form must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

The following refunds are applicable:

All students withdrawing from the University or changing enrollment status are issued tuition refunds based on the following schedule:

Amount of Refund
1st Week 90%
2nd Week 75%
3rd Week 50%
After 3rd Week None
Amount of Refund
1st Week 90%
2nd Week 50%
After 2nd Week None
Amount of Refund
1st Day 50%
2nd Day None

Military-connected students are subject to the same refund policy as non-military-connected students.   

  1. The point in time when the refund is no longer 100% is after the first day of class.
  2. The point in time when the refund is 0% is for classes 7 weeks or longer is after the 3rd week
    For classes 1-6 weeks long, there is 0% refund after the 2nd week
    For 4 week Flex classes, there is 0% refund after the 1st week
  3. There is 0% refund at the point that the class is 60% complete

ADDITIONAL REFUND INFORMATION


• For purposes of determining refund, the official date of course drop/withdrawal or University withdrawal is the day upon which completed course drop or withdrawal forms are received in the Office of the Registrar.
Emails, phone calls, or no longer attending class do not constitute a proper withdrawal from class. The required Course Drop form must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
• The Office of Financial Aid has a separate Refund Policy for returning aid when a student withdraws from a course or the University.
• The refund policy also applies to students who are suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons.
• Fees for courses dropped after the add/drop period are non-refundable.
• Room charges are non-refundable.
• Appeals of the refund policy should be submitted to the Office of Business and Finance. Appeals must be submitted within 30 days of posting to a student account to obf@marianuniversity.edu
• Board refunds are made, with appropriately approved exceptions, on a pro-rated basis.
• Through the appropriate action of its administration and Board of Trustees, the University reserves the right to make changes in the above policies as financial and operational considerations may require. Changes in tuition or fees after publication of this bulletin are printed separately and are made available to all current and prospective students.

Withdrawal from the University

Students withdrawing from the University must file a Withdraw from the University Request form with the Registrar and follow specified withdrawal procedures. The official date of University withdrawal for purposes of determining refund and academic action is the day upon which the properly completed Withdraw from the University Request form is received in the Office of the Registrar. Emails, phone calls, or no longer attending class do not constitute a proper withdrawal from the University. The required Withdraw from the University Request form must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Tuition will be refunded according to the University Refund Policy. If withdrawal is not completed prior to the last week of the semester, grades will be recorded. International students on an F-1 visa must meet with the International Student Advisor prior to withdrawing.

Military call to active duty

If called to active duty, a student should present an original copy of his or her service orders to the Office of the Registrar. At that time, the student should inform the Registrar in writing one of the following two options he or she chooses:

  1. The student may elect to withdraw from Marian University and receive a 100% refund for tuition; or
  2. The student may choose to remain enrolled and receive the grade(s) and credit for the course(s) if more than half of the semester has elapsed at the time the student is called to active duty. In such a case, no refund is provided.

Students who are called to active duty should contact the Office of the Registrar immediately to ensure that a timely course withdrawal or modification of one’s course schedule is effectuated. Please consult the Office of the Registrar for the complete policy.

Administrative withdrawal

Marian University reserves the right to withdraw any student from classes at any time during the semester or term for reasons such as (but not limited to):
• Nonattendance (see “Validation of Enrollment/Non-Attendance Policy” for further details)
• Lack of required course prerequisites
• Credit limit due to academic probation
• Academic dishonesty

Tuition refunds will not be granted when students are withdrawn by the institution.

Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU)

Marian University is pleased to hold a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Defense (DoD), which allows our institution the opportunity to further our commitment to excellence in educating military students.

Compliance

Marian University will ensure compliance with program integrity requirements consistent with the regulations issued by ED (34 C.F.R 668.71-668.75 and 668.14) related to restrictions on misrepresentation, recruitment, and payment of incentive compensation. This applies to Marian University itself and its agents including third party lead generators, marketing firms, or companies that own or operate the educational institutions. As part of efforts to eliminate unfair, deceptive, and abusive marketing aimed at Service members.

Accreditation and Credentialing Requirements

Marian is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency for institutions of higher education based in the north central region of the United States. Marian was first accredited in 1960 and was reaccredited in 2016. Marian’s reaccreditation validates and evaluates our academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources.

To view the list of additional programmatic level accreditation authorities for Marian University click here.

Post-Graduation Job Opportunities

Career services

Career assistance and resources are available for all students through the Career Services Office. Career assistance includes:

  • Career Exploration and Interest Inventory Assessments
  • On and Off Campus Career Fairs
  • Dining Etiquette Dinners
  • Dress for Success
  • Internship and Externship Assistance
  • Handshake (Online Job and Internship Board)
  • Multi-Faceted Job Search Techniques
  • Mock Interviews
  • Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn Development

Accessibility resources

Marian University’s Director, Accessibility resources assists students with disabilities as they transition to Marian University through to graduation by facilitating reasonable accommodations, and offering personal/academic support, and advocacy.

To obtain accessibility resources, students contact the Director, Accessibility Resources to disclose a disability, submit appropriate documentation (see Marian University’s Documentation Guidelines) and discuss reasonable accommodations. The Director, Accessibility Resources determines eligibility for services, and reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis, based on students’ self-report, appropriate documentation and professional judgement. Requests for reasonable accommodations are reviewed on a semester-by-semester basis and granted as supported by the documentation and individual needs. It is strongly recommended that requests be made at least 4-6 weeks in advance of when they are needed in order to avoid delays that could potentially impact participation in a program, service, or activity. All information is regarded as confidential.

The Office of the Registrar, 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 54935, is the certifying office for veterans’ benefits at Marian University. Senior Assistant Registrar, Debra Barrett, serves as the contact and Certifying Official in VA benefit matters.  She is trained and qualified to handle the TA program and VA education benefits.  She can also appropriately direct Service members seeking information about academic counseling, financial aid counseling, job search support or other student support services.  Please contact the Senior Assistant Registrar at 920.923.8127 or dabarrett08@marianuniversity.edu. The St. Louis VA Regional Office has a toll free number available for individual educational inquiries 1.888.442.4551.  The Fond du Lac County Veteran’s Service office is available for assistance and is located at 50 N. Portland, Fond du Lac, WI 54935, 920.929.3117.

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 Web site at https://www.va.gov/education/

Recruiting, Marketing, and Advertising

Marian University and its agents including third party lead generators, marketing firms, or companies that own or operate the educational institutions will:

  1. Ban inducements, including any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other item having a monetary value of more than a de minimis amount, to any individual or entity, or its agents including third party lead generators or marketing firms other than salaries paid to employees or fees paid to contractors in conformity with all applicable laws for the purpose of securing enrollments of Service members or obtaining access to TA funds. Educational institution sponsored scholarships or grants and tuition reductions available to military students are permissible, and;
  2. Refrain from providing any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including TA funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance, and;
  3. Refrain from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.