Students who need to suspend their studies for a specific period of time, up to one academic year, may request a leave of absence by contacting the Student Life Office (Dean of Students, firstname.lastname@example.org), by the last day of classes for that semester. Leaves of absence are not granted automatically; the student should be prepared to state the reason(s) (e.g., medical, personal, financial) for requesting the leave and to assist in completing the appropriate paperwork. The decision to grant a leave of absence is made by the Dean of Students in consultation with the Academic Dean, faculty advisor, and program director.
Financial adjustments, if applicable, are made according to the published schedule. Students should also be aware that changing their status might affect their financial aid eligibility, as well as progress toward degree completion.