Parental Policies

Graduate Students

Policies  (GRADUATE STUDENTS)

Birth mothers are entitled to approximately 6-8 weeks maternity disability leave with no loss of benefits.  Additionally, doctoral students who become parents may have access to a suspension of responsibilities accommodation period and/or extension of time to degree completion. Check with each school for their policies.

For additional information about policies, programs, and benefits for students who are new parents please refer to the New Parents' Guide for Students.