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Leave of absence is where a student applies to intermit for medical or non-medical reasons.

If you have taken Federal Aid during your current year and intermit then you will need to read the following information carefully.

Your Federal Loans will be affected if you intermit and do not meet the criteria required by US regulations relating to Federal Aid. We will have to follow the procedure relating to Withdrawal and Return to Title IV Policy for a student that has withdrawn.

The total period of intermission must not exceed a total of 180 days in any 12-month period and this includes weekends and scheduled breaks - we will count the number of days between the start and end date of the period of intermission including weekends and vacation.

A student must apply in advance to intermit unless unforeseen circumstances prevent the student from doing so. See Intermission for further information.

Undergraduates please speak to individual colleges to apply to degrade.

Disbursement of proceeds of Federal Aid funds cannot be made whilst a student is in intermission. Please advise Jane Armitage at the Student Registry if you are planning on applying or have been granted leave to intermit and are currently receiving Federal Aid.

Jane Armitage (jane.armitage@admin.cam.ac.uk)