Implications of a Leave of Absence

In addition to the implications a LOA can have for academic progress, a LOA also impacts financial aid, academic standing, and access to campus services.

IMPACT ON FINANCIAL AID
A student who is on a Leave of Absence is considered withdrawn from PCOM. Therefore, the student will not be charged tuition or mandatory fees during the LOA period. The student will not receive financial aid disbursements during this time. Please be aware that a financial aid withdrawal status may affect the following:
● Financial aid that was already received for the term of the Leave of Absence.
● Disbursements pending in the term of the Leave of Absence.
● The grace period and repayment of student loans.

IMPACT ON GRADES
The impact of a LOA on grades is determined by the academic program and the timing of the LOA. Additional information relevant to each academic program may be provided in the academic program handbooks.

IMPACT ON STUDENT SERVICES
While on a LOA, the student may have access to services (e.g., PCOM Network services and use of parking facilities, following PCOM parking policies, etc.) depending on review and approval by the Office of Student Affairs.

While on a LOA, the student will not be charged tuition or mandatory fees, receive any financial aid or be covered by malpractice insurance.