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Paid Medical Leave (MLOA) Benefit Expansion

After a successful pilot phase, The Graduate School is pleased to announce that we are launching a full-fledged paid medical leave of absence (MLOA) program for funded TGS PhD and MFA students beginning in the Fall 2020 Quarter.

Program highlights:

  • TGS students on an approved medical leave will receive 100% of the standard rate stipend for up to two quarters (six months).
  • TGS students are eligible for funding if they were already scheduled to be funded during the quarter(s) in which they are taking leave.
  • The two quarters of paid MLOA do not count against the 20 quarters/5 years of guaranteed funding (for PhD students).

TGS students should request the MLOA through the Dean of Students Office and may direct any questions regarding the funding to our TGS Graduate Student Funding team. More information will be posted in the Funding section on our TGS website soon.