2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-3248. Leave of absence for members of military.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-3248 (2018)

A. An institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education shall grant a leave of absence to a student who is a member of the active uniformed military services of the United States and is called to active duty. The student shall be eligible to:

1. Withdraw from and receive a refund for any or all classes for the period of active duty service without penalty to admission status or grade point average and without loss of institutional financial aid; or

2. Receive an incomplete grade for any or all classes for the period of active duty status; provided, however, that the student has completed a minimum of fifty percent (50%) of all class work prior to being called to active duty and the student completes all classes upon return from active duty. The student's admission status and grade point average shall not be penalized, and the student shall experience no loss of institutional financial aid.

B. The leave of absence granted pursuant to subsection A of this section shall not exceed a cumulative five (5) years.

C. If an institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education fails to comply with the provisions of this act, the student may bring an action in district court for actual and compensatory damages for noncompliance and may be granted such relief as is just and proper under the circumstances.

Added by Laws 2014, c. 28, § 2, eff. July 1, 2014.

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