Called to Active Duty

Broward College recognizes and appreciates the important contributions made by active duty, Reserve, and National Guard members. In order to accommodate these students and their dependents, University Policy provides direction to faculty and staff on offering these students the following options to accommodate unexpected training/drill, deployment, or change-of-station orders:

  1. For any training/drill, deployment, or change-of-station orders: Students will attempt to decide with instructors to maintain and/or make up classwork as needed and to assign grades as appropriate (including incompletes, to be made up later). Registration for those courses, in which instructors accommodate the absence will remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees will be assessed in full for those courses. Service members should provide instructors with maximum notice of absences, providing copies of training/drill, deployment, and/or change-of-station directives from the Military, Reserve, or National Guard.
  2. Instructors must accommodate absences of up to two weeks in duration (or equivalent in Summer) in accordance with paragraph one.
  3. When unable to make satisfactory arrangements with all instructors: Courses will be dropped and the tuition and mandatory fees for those courses will be rescinded.
  4. When unable to decide with any instructors for unexpected orders requiring longer than a two-week absence: The student’s entire registration for that semester will be withdrawn or cancelled and 100% of the tuition and mandatory fees will be rescinded.
  5. In order to have your tuition rescinded, you will need to submit a Academic Standards Petition form

If you still have questions, please contact us via email:

Make sure you include your name, student ID, your phone number, with your question and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you are able to continue with your coursework while on Active Duty, you must notify the VA Education line as soon as possible at 888-442-4551.  You cannot be paid BAH for Active Duty and Education benefits at the same time and you will receive a Debt Letter to pay back any BAH funds that you received while on Active Duty.