Leave of Absence (LOA)

A Leave of Absence indicates a temporary separation from the student’s academic program with the intention to return. There are two Leave of Absence categories:

1. Student-Requested Leave of Absence (LOA): The LOA is granted for a maximum of one year from the date the LOA is approved. This LOA may be granted for military, jury duty, maternity/paternity, or circumstances covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. LOAs are also granted for requests associated with personal or health- related issues. Information on the process of requesting a LOA is provided in this section of the handbook. LOA implications that may be specific to an academic program are provided in the academic program handbook.

2. Financial Leave of Absence (LOA): The LOA is mandated by the school based upon a student’s outstanding financial obligations to the College. Information and implications are detailed in the Tuition Payment and Refund Policies section of this handbook.