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If I am separated from the military early do I have to repay what is left on my scholarship?

I had a four year scholarship in college. I am now in the process of being involuntarily separated and I have asked my CDR several times what will happen with the time I owed to the military in return for my scholarship and I never get a clear answer. I also went to legal with the same question and was routed to the education center who was in turn no help again. So in short how will my remainder of time owed play out in this process.

This falls under the financial regulations which I am not 100%  up to speed on.  However, I do know any debt to the government will be collected through tax returns or government salary.  If the separated soldier obtains employment with the federal government as a civilian and the debt is delinquent, the government will recoup a percentage of their pay.
 
The separated Soldier will be notified of the debt be able to make monthly payments.  If the account becomes 60 days past due it will be referred to a collection agency.
 

You might want to consider calling JAG or the IG anonymously and explain your situation.  Either of these organizations should be able to provide assistance.

posted on 11/13/2015 under Q&A
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Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training..

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