Wellness and Support
If I take a leave in the middle of the semester, will I get any money back?
Tuition and housing charges will be prorated to your last date of attendance. Whether or not this results in a credit in your student account depends on when you leave your financial aid package. As part of the leave process, it is important for you to talk with your financial aid counselor in Student Financial Services about how taking a leave might impact your financial aid.
Can I talk to a student who has come back from a leave?
Yes! It can often be helpful to talk to someone who has been through this experience. We have a mentor program set up for just this reason.
Are there any considerations I should be aware of when taking a leave?
The vast majority of returning students report a very positive outcome during their time away – they feel better able to focus and prioritize the things that are most important to them at MIT. However, some challenges students report experiencing include: graduating with a different class, what to tell people about why they took a leave, adjusted schedule for milestones like ring delivery, a change in living groups, or a sense of feeling “older” then others in their grade. We encourage you to talk with your dean or other students who have returned from a leave about these or other worries you may have about taking a leave.