The Office of Veteran Services, in conjunction with the Student Advocate for the Dean of Students Offices, will be your contact for military deployment. We are aware that service members have a short amount of time to report for duty, and we will work within the university guidelines to expedite processes for you. Academic options may include withdrawals, incompletes, and distance learning to finish classes before leaving.
Please be prepared to provide a copy of your military orders to the Veteran Services Office / Student Advocate and the Registration Office Veteran Certifying Officers in Lawshe 130C on the Hammond campus or Schwarz 40 on the Westville campus. In addition, the Veteran Services staff or Student Advocate from the Dean of Students Office can assist regarding questions about Financial Aid, Registration and certification on your behalf, if necessary.
If you reside at the University Village on the Hammond campus, please contact the Director of your residence hall prior to your departure.
If a withdrawal is the only option when called for duty, appropriate guidelines will be followed to determine your potential refund status. Note: In the case of a 100% refund, all student aid will be returned to the originating account for the return to the agency providing the funds such as federal aid, state aid, private aid, or institutional aid. Your options will be reviewed with you thoroughly upon your initial contact with Veteran Services or the Student Advocate.
Your eligibility to register for future classes at Purdue University Northwest will remain intact while you are on Active Duty, dependent upon your academic standing. This will enable you to continue utilizing your Purdue email account. Additionally, you will be able to contact your academic advisor upon your return to register for classes.
Returning to the University
Please provide a copy of your discharge papers (DD214) at the completion of your active duty to the designated certifying officer on each campus located in the Registration Office. The certifying Officer can assist with questions regarding VA benefits.
Military Service Excusal Policy
Purdue University Northwest recognizes that those who are actively serving in the Reserves or National Guard of the United States are required by their military contract to attend mandatory training, with failure to attend punishable under law. The University therefore provides the following rights to students required by their military contract to attend mandatory training through the Military Absence Policy for Students (MAPS). The full policy can be found here.