Students may not exceed 180 calendar days on LOA within a continuous 12 month period. (not applicable to military students)
Students in the VN program and AOS degree programs will not be eligible for LOA during the first term of the program.
If an LOA occurs anytime during a module or course in progress, students may be required to retake those courses in their entirety. Students will receive a W grade for such module or courses. (not applicable to military students)
Students will not be eligible for any financial aid while on LOA and may be required to complete additional financial aid documents.
Students who fail to return from LOA on the scheduled date will be dismissed from the program. This may impact a student's loan repayment obligations. (not applicable to military students)
Students making tuition payments to the College remain under that obligation during a LOA.
If a student who has received Title IV loans fails to return from a LOA, the Federal loan grace period begins retroactively from the date the leave began (see above Effect of Leave of Absence on Student Financial Aid for Degree Programs).
If students do not return following the LOA period, the College must apply its refund policy in accordance with state and federal guidelines (see above Effect of Leave of Absence on Student Financial Aid for Degree Programs)..
The Department of Veterans Affairs will be notified immediately if a Veterans Affairs student is granted a LOA.
Serious injury or illness:
Student must provide medical documentation or attestation stating the student is unable to attend school and the date upon which the student is expected to return to school.
Student must provide medical documentation or attestation stating the student must be available to care for the family member and the date the student is expected to return to school.
Jury Duty: Students selected to serve on a jury are eligible to request a LOA. Students must provide official court documents stating the time of service required of the student prior to a LOA being granted.
Extenuating circumstances: Students encountering other extenuating circumstances not listed above may apply for a LOA by providing documentation of the circumstances. The determination of whether these circumstances are appropriate grounds for a LOA are at the discretion of the College.
Class size limitations: the Vocational Nursing program may deny LOA requests in the second term of the program at the discretion of the VN Director of Nursing and Executive Director/Campus Dean. (not applicable to military students)
The College will provide students with a tentative schedule based on the estimated return date. Schedules cannot be guaranteed and students may have to return to a different session depending on course availability.