FAQ: Leave of Absence

Frequently Asked Questions: Leave of Absence

  • How will my scholarships and financial aid be affected?
  • What financial implications/penalties might there be for me when taking a leave of absence?
  • How long can I take a Leave of Absence?
  • If I live on campus, how do I cancel my housing?
  • What is the deadline to apply for a Leave of Absence?
  • I’m taking a leave of absence due to my health and well-being. What should I do?
  • Will my sandiego.edu email still work while I am on a leave?
  • Can I still attend club meetings, use the gym, etc. when I am on a leave of absence?
  • Can I take classes at a different university or college while on a leave of absence?
  • Who should I contact someone about my leave of absence?
  • Do I have to pay back my student loans while I am on a leave of absence?
  • What do I need to do to return from a leave of absence?
  • What if I want to extend my leave for an additional semester?
  • I am an admitted or recently enrolled student who has not yet started my classes at the University of San Diego. How can I defer my admission to USD?

Still have questions? If you would like to speak with a staff member, please email css@sandiego.edu and we will respond to you within 24-48 business hours. 

The CSS does not process medical leaves of absence or graduate student leave of absences. More information about these options is below: