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Veterans

Veterans Benefits

Inland Massage Institute, Inc. is committed to providing a quality education to our military community.

The 750-hour Massage Therapy Program at Inland Massage Institute, Inc. is approved for the use of GI Bill benefits as a non-college degree program. Information about veterans benefits is available online at www.gibill.va.gov.

Veterans and other eligible individuals may apply for GI Bill benefits on this website www.benefits.va.gov. The Department of Veterans Affairs will determine general eligibility for benefits, as well as the specific benefits paid to veterans attending Inland Massage Institute, Inc.

Selected programs of study at Inland Massage Institute, Inc are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board's State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, USC.

Inland Massage Institute, Inc does not and will not provide any comission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirctly on success in securing enrollment or financial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting or admissions actviiteis or in making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.

Eligible Veteran

An eligible veteran or national guard member is defined as: “...a Washington domiciliary who was an active or reserve member of the United States military or naval forces, or a national guard member called to active duty, who served in active federal service, under either Title 10 or Title 32 of the United States Code, in a war or conflict fought on foreign soil or in international waters or in another location in support of those serving on foreign soil or in international waters, and if discharged from service, has received an honorable discharge.”

To read the tuition waiver law visit: http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=28B.15.621

Active Duty and Reservist Readmission

Policy for Students Called to Active Military Duty

Inland Massage Institute, Inc., acknowledges that students may be temporarily unable to attend classes or be required to suspend their studies in order to perform military service. IMI encourages such students to resume their education once a military service obligation has ended and adopts this policy to ensure the timely readmission of such students.%u2028  In accordance with federal regulations, 34 C.F.R. § 668.18 and the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), IMI will promptly readmit service members who seek readmission to a program that was interrupted.

Inland Massage Institute, Inc., recognizes and appreciates the important contributions made by these men and women to our country. In support of these students, Inland Massage Institute, Inc., has developed the following procedures to provide the maximum flexibility in assisting these students. Students with activation orders or other official documentation will be provided the following options:

  1. Withdraw from all classes and 100% of the tuition and mandatory fees would be refunded.
  2. Student makes arrangements with his/her instructor(s) for a grade and/or an incomplete (to be made up in the specified time period) in the course(s). The registration would remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees would be assessed in full.
  3. If arrangements are made with only some of the student’s instructors for a grade and/or an incomplete, the registration for those courses would remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees would be assessed for those courses. Any courses for which arrangements cannot be made for a grade and/or an incomplete could be dropped and the tuition and mandatory fees for those courses would be refunded.

To be eligible for any of the above options, a copy of activation orders or other official documentation must be provided to the Administration.

The option available to the student depends on the point in the semester/term when the student is called to active duty.

Financial aid is refunded in accordance with existing Inland Massage Institute, Inc. and Federal policies for each of the above situations. Inquiries should be directed to the Administration.

These procedures do not apply to national guardsmen or reservists who are fulfilling their annual two-week active duty, or to students that enlist into active duty during the semester/term.

Readmission of Service Members

Inland Massage Institute, Inc., complies with the Readmission Requirements for Service Members as outlined in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). The HEOA provides that an institution may not deny readmission to a service member of the uniformed services for reasons relating to that service. In addition, a student who is readmitted under this section must be readmitted with the same academic status as the student had when he/she last attended the institution. Academic status is defined by a student’s grade level and whether or not the student was in a degree/certificate or non-degree/certificate program at the time of separation.

This policy applies to service in the uniformed services, whether voluntary or involuntary, on active duty in the Armed Forces, including service as a member of the National Guard or Reserve, for a period of more than 30 days under a call or order to active duty of more than 30 days. The university will readmit such a student as long as the following conditions are met:

·       The student gives advance notice (written or verbal) of the call to active duty or, upon seeking readmission, submits to the Administration a written verification that such service was performed, requiring his/her absence.

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·       The absence from school for active duty does not exceed five consecutive years.

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·       The student submits a notification of intent to re-enroll within three years after the completion of service or within two years after recovery from an illness or injury incurred during the service.

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·       The separation from service was not dishonorable.

 Tuition and Fees

A returning student shall receive a waiver of any new application process fees.

Readmission Requirements

A returning student will be permitted to re-enroll in the next class(es) scheduled in the same academic program, unless the student requests a later date of re-enrollment or agrees to a different program. A returning student will be readmitted into the same academic program the student was enrolled in prior to the military service obligation. If the exact program no longer exists, the student must be admitted to the program that is most similar, unless the student requests or agrees to admission to a different program. A returning student will be reenrolled with the same enrollment status, number of completed credit hours and academic standing as the last academic year of attendance. A returning student may register for classes during the early registration period.

In accordance with federal regulations, a returning student who receives a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge from the Armed Forces (including the National Guard and Reserves) is not eligible for readmission under this policy. However, a service member who receives a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge may remain eligible for readmission even though he/she will not be entitled to the benefits outlined in this policy.

The returning student may be required to provide supporting documentation.

 More Resources:

 Frequently Asked Questions, Answers, and More Specific Details

 U.S. Department of Education – www2.ed.gov.policy/highered/guid/readmission.html

  GI Bill Comparison Tool        http://www.vets.gov/gi-bill-comparisontool/

 

Veterans Waivers

What is a Veterans Tuition Waiver?

In support of RCW 28B.15.621, Inland Massage Institute, Inc. is making available a limited number of tuition waivers to eligible veterans. The waiver is valid for the academic year and provides a tuition waiver to help subsidize the cost of the fall and spring semester. Course textbooks and mandatory fees are the responsibility of the student. Program funding is determined on an annual basis.

Useful Links and Forms

VA Homepage   www.benefits.va.gov

VA & DoD Benefits   www.ebenefits.va.gov

             VA online application (VONAPP)

             VA hard copy application


             Request for Change of Program or Place of Training for Ch. 30, 32, 33, 1606 and 1607

             Dependents' Request for Change of Program or Place of Training for Ch. 33 and 35

             Dependents' Application for VA Education Benefits

Veterans information Call :

 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551). Call between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday -Friday.

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 and press 1

Luthern Community Services - Spokane   509-747-8224