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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 Loans 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 We will have to follow the procedure relating to Withdrawal and Return to Title IV Policy for a student that has withdrawn.

If a student cannot resume their education at the point they left off before they went on intermission (leave of absence) the period cannot be counted as intermission (leave of absence) for Title IV purposes. Instead US regulations relating to Title IV require that we treat this as a withdrawal and use the date the change in enrolment began to update a student’s enrolment on NSLDS to withdrawn. 

If a student can resume their education at the point they left off before they went on leave of absence then 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 with your College regarding intermission.

Disbursement of proceeds of Federal Loan funds cannot be made whilst a student is in intermission. Please advise Caroline Brown from the Student Funding and Fee Policy Team if you are planning on applying or have been granted leave to intermit and are currently receiving Federal Aid.