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Returning from Leave of Absence (LOA)

When you return from leave, you will be required to either enroll in SHP or waive coverage.

If you went on leave during a previous academic year and do not have an approved waiver, you must either complete a waiver request (if eligible) or enroll in SHP. Your waiver period will depend on the term in which you have credits active.

  • If you are returning at the start of the fall or spring semester, in many cases, your waiver period will be the same as a returning student beginning during that term. To confirm your ability to submit a waiver, please contact our office as soon as you know your return date.
  • If you maintained your coverage through the end of the plan year, this assures continuation of coverage when you return. If you paid for a continuation for the spring term and then return to your studies during that term, the total amount you paid via SHP's hosted payment page for the continuation will be refunded to your credit or debit card, and you will be bursar billed for the total semester coverage instead.
  • If you elected to terminate your coverage while on leave of absence, you are still considered a returning student and will be enrolled in SHP as of July if you return for the fall semester and as of January if you return for the spring semester.
  • If you are returning mid-term, and have credits during that term, you must contact our office within 30 days of your return date to request a waiver.