Readmission of Service Members: Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008

In accordance with the HEO Act of 2008, service members will be readmitted to the institution, without penalty for having left because of military service, in order to minimize disruption to the lives of those serving in the uniformed services.

In reference to the Department of Education: Statute and regulations require institutions of higher education that participate in Federal student financial aid programs to promptly readmit with the same academic status a qualifying service member who did not continue to attend because of service in the uniformed services. The readmission requirements apply to service members who perform service in the uniformed services, whether voluntary or involuntary, in the Armed Forces, including service as a member of the National Guard or Reserve, on active duty, active duty for training, or full-time National Guard duty under Federal authority (but not State authority).