The Catholic University of America

Summary of Federal Laws

Financial Aid Programs

Veterans Readmission

(HEA Title IV, Section 484C)

Effective August 14, 2008, as part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, schools are required to readmit students who left in order to join the military. The student must be readmitted in the same academic status. Generally, the length of absence cannot be greater than 5 years. Exceptions to this law include those veterans receiving a dishonorable discharge, or bad conduct charge, or those who were court martialed.


Catholic University Military and Veterans

Readmission of Service Members to Postsecondary Institutions

- By Commander Wayne L. Johnson, JAGC, USN (Ret.); Reserve Officers Association Law Review 1052

Veterans Readmission: Paper by Susan Hattan for the NACUA Compliance Conference

 CUNY returning from Active Leave or Duty

updated 8-23-18