Academic Catalog

Leave of Absence

We understand that students may need to take a leave of absence from the University for financial reasons, or for personal considerations such as illness within families, medical reasons, or for special educational opportunities not available at Seattle Pacific University.

Term-based, credit-hour institutions such as Seattle Pacific University, as a rule, do not meet the conditions for a federally approved leave of absence. Therefore, if the student is receiving federal financial aid and withdraws or takes a leave of absence from the University, the student may be subject to the federal Return of Title IV and state financial aid return policies and to the terms of their student loan(s).

International students are bound by particular federal laws with regard to leave of absence; therefore, this policy does not apply to them.