UE 5.1 Default Project Location - Network Drive

I work at a university and I’m packaging UE 5.1
A requirement is for students to save to their network drive. The default Project Location shows up as a UNC path (there is a drive mapping to this location, but it does not use that mapping).

Are there any configuration files to pre-populate this setting with the correct drive so it does not use a UNC path? I’ve seen this question asked on other forum posts, but not answered.

This is a requirement for our teaching spaces as students do not have access to save on local drives.