Bellarmine University / Office of Veteran and Military Services / Veteran and Military Student Policies

Veteran and Military Student Policies

Military Withdrawal Policy

Students enrolled in courses at the University at the time they are called for active military service and find it necessary to withdraw from all classes at the University, must submit the Withdrawal Form to the Registrar’s Office. The student will have their tuition and fees reversed once the appropriate documents, such as the military orders, and the Tuition Appeal Form are provided to the Office of Student Accounts. The Tuition Appeal Form may be obtained by contacting the Office of Student Accounts directly. The supporting documentation may be submitted after the submission of the Withdrawal Form, but it must be submitted prior to the end of the current semester. Any financial aid will be adjusted according to the Title IV and Institutional Refund policies.

Follow the below step-by-step instructions to withdraw:

  1. Immediately notify your academic advisor and Bellarmine Veterans and Military Services Office of your situation.
  2. Fill out the Bellarmine Course Withdrawal Form found on the Registrar’s page, and the Tuition Appeal Form, which you can request to be sent to you by emailing the Office of Student Accounts at
  3. Submit the Course Withdrawal Form to the Registrar’s Office.
  4. Submit the Tuition Appeal Form, a copy of the Course Withdrawal Form, and a copy of your military orders to Veterans and Military and Services and the Office of Student Accounts. Timely submission of the documents will allow the current tuition and fees to be reversed.

Military and Veterans Absence Agreement Form

Follow the steps below to complete and submit the Military and Veterans Absence Agreement form:

Military and Veteran Priority Registration Policy

Students with military and veteran status who have documentation on file with the Bellarmine University Office of Military and Veteran Services qualify for Priority/Advance Registration in both fall and spring semester.

Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve TA Policy

Bellarmine offers a reduced tuition rate of $250 per credit hour to full-time active duty members of the U.S. military, members of select Reserves, and active members of the National Guard.

Bellarmine’s University’s VA Tuition Policy