When you are called up to active duty, your life is put on hold. We want to make it
as easy as possible for you to leave without worrying about your education and return.
Below are policies and resources designed to help you during this transition.
The U.S. Department of Education has issued special guidance to lenders regarding reservists who have Perkins, Stafford or Plus loans. If you are a member of the National Guard or Reserves, and are ordered to active military duty, you should notify your lenders to request extended loan deferments and/or forbearance while on active duty.
If you think you might be called to active service, consider preparing a Permission to Release Education Record Information Form. This gives your parent(s), spouse or friend access to your records. They will be able to take actions, such as withdrawal from the University on your behalf.
The release authorization is intended to fast-track any bureaucratic processes that may take place during your deployment. If you do not authorize a release, the University will work with you to process actions "long distance" or after your release from service. If you have questions regarding the release authorization or how being moved to active duty will affect your enrollment status, contact the Registrar's Office at (951) 827-3402 or (951) 827-7284.
Deployment Tips helps service members and their families prepare for and cope with the challenges of deployment and family separation. It also highlights family support links as well as information for children, locating service members and deployment entitlements.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is the government agency responsible for determining an individual’s eligibility for VA education benefits.