Subject to Change Notice

The rules, regulations, policies, fees and other charges, courses of study and academic requirements that appear in this handbook were in effect at the time of its publication. Like everything else in this handbook, they are published for informational purposes only, and they do not constitute a contract between the University and any student, applicant for admission or other persons.

Changes to the Student Handbook

September 23, 2014

The following text has been updated on the Military Service webpage http://www.suffolk.edu/studenthandbook/17833.php:
Suffolk University will make the necessary accommodations to ensure that students who are service members or reservists will not be penalized academically or financially due to service requirements. Any student called into service must contact the Offices of the Registrar, Bursar, and Student Affairs to make the proper arrangements associated with his/her student record. The University will readmit service members to their educational programs if they are temporarily unable to attend classes or suspend their studies due to service requirements. Students are encouraged to view the University's webpage regarding veterans and active duty military.

The following paragraph has been updated on the Withdrawing from All Courses, Leaves of Absence & Withdrawing from the University Policy webpage http://www.suffolk.edu/studenthandbook/17845.php:

Is the student enrolled in Suffolk University’s student health insurance program (“SSHIP”)?
If yes, the student must contact Counseling, Health and Wellness at 617.573.8260 to determine whether there will be a change to their eligibility for the Suffolk student health insurance plan.

For the SSHIP annual policy year 2014-2015 (August 21, 2014 – August 21, 2015): If a SSHIP-eligible student takes a leave of absence or withdraws from the university on or before September 24, 2014 (or on or before January 31, 2015 for new/transfer Spring semester students), and has not utilized SSHIP*, then the student is no longer eligible for SSHIP and a refund of the paid policy premium will be issued. If a  SSHIP-eligible student takes a leave of absence or withdraws from the University after September 24, 2014 (or after January 31, 2015 for new/transfer Spring semester students), then the student must remain covered under SSHIP for the full policy period and no refund for SSHIP will be issued.

*If there is service date within the specified open enrollment period (i.e. on or after August 21, 2014 through September 24, 2014) which generates an insurance claim to SSHIP, then the student must remain enrolled in SSHIP and no refund will be issued.

Students, on a leave of absence or who withdraw from the University, should consider all options for obtaining health insurance well in advance of the date their enrollment in the student health plan ends. Depending on the student's enrollment status, students may not be eligible to reenroll into the student health plan.

The following paragraph has been updated on the Withdrawing from All Courses, Leaves of Absence & Withdrawing from the University Policy webpage http://www.suffolk.edu/studenthandbook/17845.php:

Is the student taking the leave of absence due to military obligations?
Suffolk University will make the necessary accommodations to ensure that students who are service members or reservists will not be penalized academically or financially due to service requirements. Any student called into service must contact the Offices of the Registrar, Bursar, and Student Affairs to make the proper arrangements associated with his/her student record. The University will readmit service members to their educational programs if they are temporarily unable to attend classes or suspend their studies due to service requirements. Students are encouraged to view the University's webpage regarding veterans and active duty military.