Leave of Absence Action Items

Leave of Absence Action Items
  1. Settle any financial obligations you may have
    1. If you receive financial aid, you should be in touch with the Student Financial Aid  at (617) 258-8600.
    2. If you have received student loans, you are required to contact Loan Services for an Exit Interview before leaving MIT (617) 253-3343.
  2. Fill out the Housing Cancellation Form in your Housing Portal.
    • This will prompt Housing & Residential Services to cancel your room assignment once you have checked out of your building and update your billing.
    • Contact your house manager to make arrangements for your departure.
    • Students who take a leave from MIT are automatically ineligible for Institute approved housing. Students are expected to move out of MIT dorms/FSILGs in a timely fashion. There are other resources available to assist with departure if necessary.
  3. For questions about health insurance coverage, contact the MIT Health Plans Office at (617) 253-4371.
    1. Currently, students taking a Leave of Absence are not eligible for MIT Student Health Insurance Plan (MIT SHIP).
  4. International students should be in touch with the International Students Office at (617) 253-3795 regarding their visa status.
  5. Contact your advisor/academic department and anyone else you think should be notified of your plans (e.g., athletic coach, UROP Supervisor, GRT).