Reflecting the views of NYU’s academic and student community, New York University has changed its LOA policy in relationship to its 17-18 student health plan offerings. NYU believes that this measurable change offers an important health care transition.

Prior to the End of the Semester Waiving Period

(Fall thru September 30th, Spring thru February 10th and Summer thru June 5th)

If you are first granted a school sanctioned leave of absence (medical or other) within the semester waiving period and you were billed and/or paid for the NYU sponsored insurance, your insurance health plan coverage will initially end and if paid, funds will be credited to your Bursar account. However, to avoid a lapse in your insurance, and if you want to obtain coverage through an NYU sponsored insurance plan, you may enroll in the plan for up to one (1) year and only while on a school sanctioned Leave of Absence. If you are applying for a Leave of Absence please send your request to health.insurance@nyu.edu.

After the End of the Semester Waiving Period

(Fall - September 30th, Spring - February 10th and Summer - June 5th)

If you are first granted a school sanctioned leave of absence (medical or other) after the semester waiving period and if you were enrolled in an annual or semester long NYU sponsored plan, you will continue to be insured until the end of the period for which you paid the insurance charge. If you want to continue your insurance beyond that coverage period, you may enroll in the NYU sponsored plan for up to one (1) year beyond the end of the period for which you had originally paid for coverage. If you are applying for a Leave of Absence please send your request to health.insurance@nyu.edu.

Leave of Absence students will not have access to the Student Health Center. Therefore, referrals are not required for any services.