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Withdrawing for Military Reasons

If you are a Penn State student serving on active duty in in the U.S. Armed Forces or a reservist who has been called to active duty for a purpose other than training, you are eligible for special provisions that protect your enrollment and financial aid eligibility for future semesters.

How to successfully process your military withdrawal

Fax or mail a copy of your military orders to the Office of the Registrar (for more information scroll to the bottom of the Registrar's Withdrawal webpage

Notify the lender who is servicing your student loan(s) to obtain information for deferment or forbearance of your loans during your active duty.

Exit Counseling for Federal Direct loans

Exit Counseling for Perkins and University loans

Explore programs and benefits available for members of the armed forces.

If you have questions during your military absence regarding your enrollment status or procedures for re-entry into the University, please contact the Office of Veterans Programs.

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