Students may request a leave of absence from their program, for up to two semesters. They must submit an SLU Leave of Absence Form. A student must be in good academic standing. Credit earned while on leave will not be accepted toward the degree or certificate unless prior approval has been obtained.

Note that taking a leave of absence can impact the student loan repayment timeline. Students who have an outstanding federal student loan or loan deferral for their undergraduate and/or graduate studies should contact the Office of Financial Aid before requesting a leave of absence to ensure that they understand the full financial impact.​


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