Nevada Promise Leave of Absence

TMCC Students

A Nevada Promise Leave of Absence (NPLOA) allows a Nevada Promise Scholar who has completed all scholarship eligibility requirements to suspend his or her award for up to four years in length rather than withdrawing from the scholarship program entirely.

If a student does not resume attendance at TMCC on or before the end of an approved NPLOA, the student will be considered withdrawn from the program. 

An NPLOA may be granted to a student if requested before or during the first semester in which said leave of absence would commence.  The NPLOA form below must be submitted before the last day of the semester.


  • The student must be in academic good standing and meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP).
  • The student must have no hold on their TMCC account that would restrict registration.
  • The student must have completed all Nevada Promise Scholarship eligibility requirements for the semester prior to the NPLOA.
  • A student may be subject to additional requirements established by the Nevada Promise: Policy and Procedures.
  • Funding is contingent upon the availability of funds.  Even if an appeal is approved, if funds are not available the student would not be eligible for a continuation of funding.

Students may request a leave of absence from the Nevada Promise Scholarship Program for:

  • An illness or serious medical problem of the student or a member of the student’s immediate family;
  • Extreme financial hardship for the student or a member of the student’s immediate family;
  • Engaging in any activity required or encouraged for members of the student’s religious faith;
  • Mobilization of the students unit of Armed Forces of the United States or National Guard; or
  • Any other extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of the student that would create a substantial hardship for the student, as determined by TMCC.

Reasons not eligible for an NPLOA include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Poor grades, attendance or academic performance.
  • Extended travel for other reasons than outlined above.
  • Failure to meet a scholarship deadline.

You will be required to attach documentation to your NPLOA request prior to submission. Documents submitted must support one of the reasons listed above.