Planned Educational Leave, In Absentia, and Filing Fee Information

Information about the Planned Educational Leave Plan (PELP), In Absentia (reduced fees when researching out of state), and Filing Fee status can be found in the Graduate Student Guide:

Students may participate in the Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP). This affords the opportunity to suspend registration for a specified length of time. Leave of one year or less does not affect the student's individual financial support, but after that point, the student loses a quarter of financial aid for each quarter of leave taken. For more information on PELP, visit

Filing fee status (see is available to students who have completed all dissertation work and are doing final revisions of their dissertation with the expectation of finishing within two quarters. Students pay a greatly reduced one-time fee to go on filing status. In return, they are not eligible to use campus resources.