Stopping or pausing your study
Taking a leave of absence or withdrawing from your course.
If you withdraw from studies, suspend your studies for more than 180 days, or drop below half-time study you will become ineligible for further Direct Loans. You should contact Student Financial Support as soon as you can - do not wait until the change in your enrolment status is confirmed.
We, and you, may be required to return some of your loan funds. Full information is available in our Return to Title IV Policy:
Leave of absence
You need to consult with an Immigration Adviser and inform Student Financial Support before taking a leave of absence.
American Federal regulations prevent any leave of absence you may take as an undergraduate student at York from being 'approved' by the U.S. Department of Education.
If you take a leave of absence, you will be considered as having withdrawn for Direct Loan purposes. A return of funds calculation may be necessary and you will be presumed (for loan repayment purposes) to have withdrawn from your course.
You must consult with an Immigration Adviser before making the decision to withdraw.
Contact Student Financial Support as soon as possible if you're planning to completely withdraw from your programme, preferably before the decision is finalised. A return of funds calculation may be necessary.