Medical Leave of Absence Considerations
Medical Leave of Absence
Departure from University Housing during Medical Leave of Absence
A student will generally be required to vacate university housing within 48 hours of the approval of the leave, which includes removal of all belongings. For information regarding next steps, please contact Residential Services.
Residential Services (Housing Assignments)
- 2122 Sheridan Road, Suite 150
- Phone: 847-467-HOME (4663)
- Housing Assignments website
- Housing email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Residential Services (Residential Life)
Class Registration during MLOA
While on MLOA, a student may not register for classes at Northwestern nor make academic progress until the student has been reinstated by the Dean of Students Office and the Student Affairs hold has been removed.
Students on medical leave are strongly encouraged to consult their academic dean’s office and advisor in advance and have an academic plan in place, to allow registration to occur once the hold is removed.
Considerations for International students
International students have specific requirements which are included on the website for the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at the link below. Please communicate with your advisor in the International Office to discuss specific requirements and expectations in relation to your visa status.
Office of International Student and Scholar Services
For questions regarding Financial Aid (including loans and grants) please contact Financial Aid.Chicago Campus Financial Aid
- Phone: 312-503-8722
- Website: http://chicagofinancialaid.northwestern.edu/
- Email: email@example.com
Evanston Graduate Financial Aid
- Phone: (847) 491-8950
- Website: https://www.northwestern.edu/evanston-graduate-financial-aid/contact/index.html
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate School (TGS) Funding
- Phone: 847-491-5279
- Website: https://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/funding/index.html
- Email: email@example.com
Undergraduate Financial Aid
Northwestern room charges will generally be prorated dependent on when a leave begins. For questions regarding room charges please contact Residential Services.
Northwestern meal plan charges will generally be prorated dependent on when a leave begins. For questions regarding meal plans, please contact Northwestern Dining Services.
For undergraduate students, tuition is reset to the start of the quarter in which the leave begins. For graduate students tuition adjustment or non-adjustment is dependent on a number of factors.
Health Insurance Considerations
A student and her/his/their parents/guardians are advised to check the terms of the health insurance covering the student. For additional information regarding insurance, please contact the insurance office.
- Phone: 847-491-3621
- Website: https://www.northwestern.edu/student-insurance/
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Services and Student Activity Fees
The Health Services fee is not refunded if a student leaves the University at any time after the start of the year.
NET ID/Student Email
Depending on the length of a student's medical leave of absence, your NetID may be deactivated in accordance with the NetID expiration policies through Northwestern University Information Technology (NUIT). More information about these timelines are available through NUIT.
- Northwestern University Information Technology (NUIT) 1800 Sherman Ave
- Phone: 847-491-4357
- Link to NetID expiration policy for students
- International Office email: email@example.com
- NUIT Email: Consultant@northwestern.edu
Campus Activities and Involvement
The purpose of a medical leave of absence (MLOA) is to provide a student time away from campus for treatment of a physical or mental health condition that impairs the student’s ability to function safely and successfully at Northwestern University.
Therefore, during the time of an MLOA, although still a member of the community, a student is not permitted to enroll in or audit Northwestern University courses, participate in intercollegiate athletics, partake in other student organization activities or make academic progress until the student has been reinstated by the Dean of Students Office and the Student Affairs hold has been removed.