The Military Student Bill of Rights spells out ten specific “rights” that military students should have as they explore, enroll, and work toward degrees or certificates at SOC Consortium colleges and universities.
Military Student Bill of Rights
All military student populations have basic rights to satisfactory college marketing, admissions, and student services practices including the right to:
- Accurate information
about a school’s programs, requirements,
and its potential impact on course transferability.
basic college/university information and fees without
disclosure of student personal information.
- Educational planning
high-pressure registration and enrollment efforts from institutions.
- A clear
and complete explanation of course/program enrollment
procedures and all resulting
- Explore, without coercion, all
financial aid options before
signing up for student loans
or other financial assistance.
- Accurate scholarship information,
free of misleading 'scholarship'
offers based on military tuition assistance.
- Appropriate academic screening
and course placement based on student readiness.
accessible academic and student support services.
defined institutional “drop/add” and withdrawal
policies and procedures including information about
the impact of military duties (e.g.,
temporary duty assignments) on their academic
standing and financial responsibilities.
- Clearly defined grievance/appeals processes.
Official Web Sites for Information on Voluntary Education
- Army Continuing Education System
- Air Force Voluntary Education
- Coast Guard Voluntary Education
- Marine Corps Lifelong Learning
- Navy College Program
- U.S Reserve Forces