Section 187-A:20-d

    187-A:20-d Academic Credit and Course Registration for Veterans. –
I. A veteran who enrolls as a student at an institution within the university system shall be granted maximum credits allowed by the institution's required accreditation standards or state licensure requirements towards his or her degree for the completion of courses that were part of such veteran's military training or service if the such courses meet the standards of the American Council on Education, or its equivalent, for the awarding of academic credits. No fee, tuition, or other charge shall be assessed against a veteran who qualifies for such credit pursuant to this section. For the purposes of this section, "veteran" means veteran as defined in 38 U.S.C. section 101(2).
II. (a) Institutions within the state university system that offer an early course registration period shall also offer early course registration to students who are veterans or national guard members.
(b) A student who is called to active duty in the armed forces of the United States, after having attended regularly for 85 percent of the length of the course as determined by the academic calendar of class or having completed 85 percent of the term's work, shall be given an opportunity to complete necessary course work within 12 months utilizing the Internet or United States Postal Service correspondence or other available communication methods for each course in which such student is earning a grade of C or better in the term the student is called to active duty service.
(c) Students called to active duty in the armed forces of the United States shall have their tuition refunded or credited, whichever is deemed appropriate by the institution based on how the term was paid for, without credits awarded.
(d) A veteran with no previous college experience shall be permitted to file an admission application and enroll in the current open registration period pending completion of their application and provision of supporting documents.
(e) Within 12 months of return from active duty, a veteran may register for courses after normal registration period ends without late fees or other penalties until the latest allowable registration date.
III. The board of trustees shall establish policies necessary to implement this section.

Source. 2020, 34:10, eff. Sept. 26, 2020.