The University provides a petition process for Health Related
Leave of Absence (HRLOA) or academic withdrawal due to medical
reasons which supersedes the term tuition cancellation policy if
approved. If an HRLOA is approved, the student will be credited
100% of tuition only, fees are non-negotiable. Room and Board
charges do not qualify under this policy. Please see the withdrawal
policies for Residence Life concerning these circumstances.
In order to be considered for a medical withdrawal, the following
is the process for an academic Health Related Leave of Absence
(HRLOA). The request must be submitted before the end of the
semester for which the student is requesting a medical
- The student must discuss the medical withdrawal with the
academic Dean first and provide all supporting documentation.
- The academic Dean will forward all supporting documentation to
Dr. Robert Tringone, Associate Director for Clinical Services, for
review. Dr. Tringone will determine if an academic Health
Related Leave of Absence (HRLOA) is recommended.
- The academic Health Related Leave of Absence (HRLOA) decision
is forwarded to the Academic Dean for approval.
- If a Medical HRLOA is approved by both the Associate Director
for Clinical Services and the academic Dean, the student will be
granted an academic Health Related Leave of Absence.
- Based on the academic HRLOA, the University will approve a 100%
credit of tuition only. A calculation on any financial aid received
along with the tuition credit will be performed by Student
Financial Services in order to determine the exact amount, if any,
refund to the student.