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    Financial Aid   
     Undergraduate Students  Refund Policy 
     Graduate Students  Tuition and Fees 
     Financial Regulations              Veterans Benefits         

     

    Financial Aid for Undergraduate Students

    Ohio Dominican University offers a variety of financial aid programs to help students with their educational costs. Scholarships, grants (federal, state, private and university), loans and student employment opportunities are available for those who qualify. Students interested in learning more about qualifications and application procedures should contact the Financial Aid Office. Additional information on financial aid is available on our website at www.ohiodominican.edu/finaid/.

    Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 

    Federal regulations require institutions to establish a reasonable satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy for determining whether an otherwise eligible student is making satisfactory academic progress in his or her educational program. To be eligible for federal, state, and institutional student aid funds, a student must make reasonable satisfactory academic progress toward the attainment of a degree or certificate program. The Financial Aid Office at Ohio Dominican University reviews a student‘s entire academic history to ensure timely progression toward graduation.

    The SAP policy applies for all financial assistance programs including but not limited to:

    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
    • Federal Perkins Loan
    • Federal Work Study (FWS)
    • Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans
    • Federal Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
    • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS
    • Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH)
    • State Grants and Scholarships (Example: Ohio College Opportunity Grant)
    • ODU Grants and Scholarships
    • Private Alternative Loan Programs (as determined by the Lender)

    Academic progress is assessed according to qualitative, quantitative, and maximum time frame measures that are described within this policy. All measures must be met for continued financial aid eligibility. Students failing to meet any single measure of satisfactory academic policy will be deemed ineligible for aid and may be eligible to appeal. SAP will be monitored after each semester for all students, regardless of enrollment status hours. 

    Qualitative Measure Defined
    The cumulative grade point average (GPA) measured at the completion of each semester is the qualitative measure. The minimum GPA requirement depends on a student‘s academic level (undergraduate or graduate).

    Quantitative Measure Defined

    The total number of credit hours successfully completed divided by the total number of credit hours attempted is the quantitative measure. For example: If a student has attempted to take 50 credit hours but only successfully completed 40 out of those 50 credit hours, the completion rate would be 80% (40/50 = 80%). When these measures are used, federal regulations require that a student‘s entire academic history be considered; this includes semesters during which federal aid was not received by the student as well as all applicable transfer hours.

    Calculating Qualitative and Quantitative Measures
    The following factors are considered when calculating students' satisfactory academic progress:

    • Withdrawals, withdrawal with a passing grade, withdrawal with a failing grade, and incompletes are considered attempted but not earned hours and not included in the GPA.
    • Passing credits received for pass/fail courses are considered attempted and earned credits but not included in the GPA.
    • Failures are considered attempted credit hours but are not earned hours and are included in the GPA.
    • Repeated courses are included in the calculation of both attempted and earned hours. A student is permitted to repeat a course only once. The final grade earned will be included in the GPA.
    • Audited courses are not considered credits attempted or credits earned, and not included in the GPA.
    • Transfer credits, credits taken at another institution and accepted towards the student‘s academic program at the University are included in both attempted and completed hours when measuring student‘s progress. This includes those received as College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) courses.
    • Transfer credits received during consortium study are included in both attempted and completed hours and are also included in the GPA.
    • Remedial courses are included in the calculation of both attempted and earned credit hours. They may also impact GPA calculations.

    Maximum Time Frame Measure Defined
    The use of the published length of an academic program and the number of credit hours attempted is the measure of maximum time frame. A student is expected to complete a degree/certificate program within a certain time frame. For both undergraduate and graduate programs, the time frame cannot exceed 150% of the published length of the program as measured by credit hours attempted. For example, if the published length of an academic program is 120 credit hours, the maximum period must not exceed 180 (120 x 1.5) credit hours. A financial aid alert will be sent at the end of each semester once a student has reached 150 attempted credit hours until the maximum attempted credit hours has been reached; at that time, future aid will be suspended.

    REVISED effective August 2011

    Undergraduate
    Programs

    Graduate Programs

    Academic Programs and Levels

    Associate's and
    Bachelor's Degrees

    Master's Degrees

    Total Credit Hours Attempted      

    1-17  | 18-34  | 35-186

     

    Required Completion Rate

    67%  |   67%  |    67% 

    67%

    Minimum Cumulative GPA

    1.75  |   1.85   |   2.00

    3.00

    Maximum Total Credits or Time
    Allowed to Complete Primary
    Degree Requirements

    150% of the
    specific degree
    programs published length

    150% of the specific degree programs published length


     

    SAP Evaluation
    Academic progress is evaluated at the end of each summer, fall, and spring semester. Students meeting the standards listed above, when evaluated, will be in GOOD STANDING.

    Financial Aid Warning
    Students not meeting qualitative or quantitative measures at the end of each semester will be placed on a WARNING status for one semester and will receive written notification from the Financial Aid Office. A student may continue to receive aid during the one semester WARNING period. If, after the following semester, the student succeeds and meets all SAP measures, they will be removed from WARNING and are considered in GOOD STANDING.

    Financial Aid Suspension

    If a student on financial aid WARNING does not meet SAP at the end of the subsequent semester, he or she will be placed on a financial aid SUSPENSION. Students who are placed on financial aid SUSPENSION are not eligible for any federal, state, or institutional financial aid.

     
    Reinstatement of Financial Aid Eligibility 

    Eligibility for any federal, state, or institutional financial aid may be regained by eliminating all satisfactory progress deficiencies at the student’s expense until all requirements of this policy are met or by appealing the satisfactory academic progress status and the appeal is approved. Periods of non-enrollment or paying for school at the student‘s own expense does not automatically qualify a student to receive financial aid again in a subsequent semester.

    Financial Aid Appeals
    Students who have been suspended due to a deficiency of SAP measures after the financial aid WARNING period may appeal the suspension to regain eligibility for federal, state, and institutional financial aid. A SAP Appeal Form and supporting documentation must be submitted to ODU‘s Financial Aid Office by the specified deadline in the student‘s SAP SUSPENSION letter. Appeals received after the deadline will not be considered. If there are extenuating circumstances that should be considered during the appeal process, federal, state, and institutional financial aid reinstatement may be possible during a financial aid PROBATION period. Reinstatement of aid for a PROBATION period may be considered for extenuating circumstances such as: death of a relative, serious injury or illness of the student, or other special circumstance.

    Appeals will be reviewed by the SAP Review Committee. Students will be notified, in writing, the outcome of their appeal. All appeal decisions are final. A student may only have two appeals during their academic career and they cannot be consecutive. If a student‘s appeal is approved, the student will be placed on financial aid PROBATION for one semester, unless an approved academic plan specifies otherwise. An academic plan may be a required part of an appeal and completed with an academic advisor.
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    Financial Aid for Graduate Students

    Graduate students enrolled in the Ohio Dominican University Master's programs are eligible to participate in the Federal Stafford Loan(s) programs. To be eligible to borrow funds under the Federal Stafford Loan program(s) you must:

    • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year. (The FAFSA is used to calculate your and your spouse's, (if applicable) contribution and determine your financial need. You should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st.)
    • Not be in default on prior educational loans
    • Maintain a minimum of 3 hours per semester
    • Maintain satisfactory academic progress

    Applying for Financial Aid 

    1. Apply for a PIN (Personal Identification Number) online at www.pin.ed.gov . You must have your PIN prior to completing the FAFSA. The PIN serves as your electronic signature on the FAFSA and will also serve as your signature on the Master Promissory Note (MPN) when borrowing under the Stafford Loan programs.
    2. Complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov . All graduate students are considered independent for financial aid purposes. Ohio Dominican University‘s school code is 00303500.

    Determining Aid EligibilityBoth direct and indirect educational expenses are used when determining a student's eligibility for financial aid. Individual student budgets are based on the student's actual enrollment status, degree program and tuition and fees as determined by the University.

    Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan Program 

    • Eligibility: Available to students enrolled at least part-time (3 graduate credit hours).
    • Amount: Maximum annual loan for subsidized and unsubsidized is $20,500.* Interest rate varies; accrues while student is enrolled for unsubsidized portions.

    * Aggregate loan limit for graduate students is $138,500 which includes loans for undergraduate studies.

    Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
    Federal regulations require Ohio Dominican University to establish satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards for student financial aid recipients. Ohio Dominican University‘s SAP policy measures a student‘s performance in the following three areas: completion rate, cumulative grade point average (GPA), and maximum time frame. The Financial Aid Office is responsible for ensuring that all students who receive federal, state, and institutional financial aid are meeting these standards. Academic progress is reviewed at the end of each semester.
    Additional information about the graduate SAP policy is available on the Financial Aid website at http://www.ohiodominican.edu/finaid.

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    Financial Regulations

    It is the policy of the University that students are not entitled to register for future semesters or to receive diplomas and/or transcripts until all financial obligations to the University are paid in full.

    Any unpaid bills may be referred to a collection agency; the student will be liable for any collection and legal costs.

    Registration and enrollment shall indicate acceptance of all conditions, rules, and regulations.

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    Refund Policy 

    Students dropping a course or withdrawing from the University must follow University policies for registration and withdrawal. The official date of withdrawal is the receipt date of written notification presented to the Office of the Registrar or the date the withdrawal was entered in ODU Online. Tuition charges are equal to the percentage of the term completed by the drop date or withdrawal date. The prorated charge will be equal to the percentage of the term completed up to 60%. For withdrawals after 60% of the term completed, the charges will be 100%. Financial Aid will be recalculated in accordance with federal guidelines. An updated statement of account will be mailed once all recalculations are complete. Resident students who withdraw during a semester may receive an adjustment to the cost of their meal plan. Refer to the Student Handbook for the refund schedule dates each semester. There will be no refund on room charges.

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    Tuition and Fees

    Tuition and fees are due upon receipt of a statement of account. Students in need of making special arrangements for payment must consult with a staff member of the Business Office. Checks and money orders for tuition, room, meal plans and fees should be made payable to Ohio Dominican University.

    2012-2013 Tuition and Fees – Traditional Students: 

    Traditional full-time (12-18 semester credits)      $13,787.00 per semester
    Traditional part-time (1-11 semester credits) 558.00 per credit hour
    Course Overload (each credit over 18) 558.00 per credit hour
    Dual Enrollment - Diocesan 65.00 per credit hour
    Dual Enrollment - Non-Diocesan 75.00 per credit hour
    Postsecondary - Part-time 558.00 per credit hour
    Orientation Fee 175.00 one-time fee
    Transfer Orientation Fee 100.00 one-time fee
    Technology Fee - Traditional part-time 150.00 per semester
    Summer Technology Fee 60.00  
    Activity Fee - Traditional full-time 265.00 per semester
    Graduation Fee 150.00 per degree
    Audit Fee 558.00 per course
    Audit Fee - Alumni rate - undergraduate course 50.00 per course
    CLEP credit recording fee 15.00 per credit hour
    Experiential/Prior Learning credit recording fee 15.00 per credit hour
    Portfolio Assessment fee 125.00  
    Transient Credit recording fee 15.00 per credit hour
    Transworld Collection fee 15.00  
    Returned Check fee 30.00  
    Transcripts - Unofficial copy 3.00 per copy
    Transcripts - Official copy 7.00 per copy
    Transcripts - Same Day Service 10.00 per copy
    ID Card replacement fee 15.00 per card
    International Program fee 50.00 per semester
    TK20 fee (education students) 100.00 one-time fee
    Late Registration Fee (see emails for late reg date) 100.00 per semester
    Parking Permit (academic year) 100.00  
    Parking Permit (fall or spring semester only) 60.00  
    Parking Permit (summer only) 20.00  

     

    Other applicable fees that may be charged include, but are not limited to: 

    ART 100 Studio Humanities

    $  20.00

    ART 101 Academic Drawing

    20.00

    ART 112 Foundations in Design

    40.00

    ART 116 Fundamentals of Photographic Art

    70.00

    ART 156 Ceramics I

    70.00

    ART 203 Observational Drawing

    20.00

    ART 204 Typography

    70.00

    ART 207 Graphic Design I: Image and Text

    70.00

    ART 215 Introduction to Textiles

    40.00

    ART 237 Art for Teachers

    20.00

    ART 262 Color Theory and Production

    20.00

    ART 285 Special Topics

    70.00

    ART 331 Graphic Design II: Design Strategy thru Identity, Brand, Ad Camp

    70.00

    ART 333 Production for Graphic Design

    70.00

    ART 380 Graphic Deign III: Design for Interactivity and Web

    70.00

    ART 479 CORE: The Role of Artist/Designer

    40.00

    ART 480 Graphic Design IV: Design for Social Impact and Responsibility

    70.00

    ART 498 Senior Exhibition

    40.00

    BIO 107 Principles of Biology

    20.00

    BIO 201 General Biology: Cells, Genetics, and Evolution

    20.00

    BIO 202 General Biology: Botany, Zoology, and Ecology

    30.00

    BIO 203 General Biology: Anatomy and Physiology

    35.00

    BIO 227 Microbiology

    45.00

    BIO 330 Ecology

    30.00

    BIO 341 Human Anatomy

    35.00

    BIO 342 Human Physiology

    20.00

    BIO 366 Genetics

    30.00

    BIO 469 Cell and Molecular Biology

    40.00

    CHM 109 General Chemistry I

    20.00

    CHM 110 General Chemistry II

    20.00

    CHM 229 Organic Chemistry I

    50.00

    CHM 230 Organic Chemistry II

    50.00

    CHM 359 Analytical Chemistry

    30.00

    CHM 360 Instrumental Methods of Analysis

    30.00

    CHM 439 Thermodynamics and Kinetics

    30.00

    CHM 440 Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy

    30.00

    CHM 451 Biochemistry

    35.00

    ENV 111 Astronomy

    20.00

    ENV 113 Geology

    20.00

    ENV 115 Environmental Science

    20.00

    ENV 320 Water Resource Management

    20.00

    EXSC 354 Exercise Physiology

    20.00

    MUS 124A Piano

    300.00

    MUS 124B Voice

    300.00

    MUS 124C Instrument

    300.00

    PHY 119 College Physics I

    20.00

    PHY 120 College Physics II

    20.00

    PHY 219 General Physics I

    20.00

    PHY 220 General Physics II

    20.00

    SCI 102 Principles of Physics and Chemistry

    20.00


    2012-2013 Tuition and Fees – Traditional Graduate Programs: 

    Master of Business Administration $540.00 per credit hour
    Master of Arts in TESOL 540.00 per credit hour
    Master of Arts in Theology 540.00 per credit hour
    Master of Arts in Liberal Studies 540.00 per credit hour
    Master of Education 496.00 per credit hour
    Transient Credit recording fee 15.00 per credit hour
    Activity fee 50.00 per semester
    Graduation fee 150.00 per degree
    Technology fee 150.00 per semester
    Audit Fee - Alumni rate - graduate course 100.00 per course
    Transcripts - Unofficial copy 3.00 per copy
    Transcripts - Official copy 7.00 per copy
    Transcripts - Same Day Service 10.00 per copy
    Late Registration Fee (see emails for late reg date) 100.00 per semester
    ID Card replacement fee 15.00 per card
    Physician Assistant Program     
    Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies 770.00 per credit hour
    PA Clinical Fee 100.00 per semester
    PA Anatomy Fee 300.00 per semester (fall only)
    Technology Fee 150.00 per semester
    Technology Fee - summer 60.00 per semester
    Graduation Fee 150.00 per degree

     

    2012-2013 Tuition and Fees – Adult & Continuing Education Students: 

    Associate degree cohorts $330.00 per credit hour
    Bachelor degree cohorts 330.00 per credit hour
    Master of Business Administration degree cohorts 540.00 per credit hour
    Master of Science in Management degree cohorts 540.00 per credit hour
    Technology fee 50.00 per course
    Graduation fee 150.00 per degree
    Transcripts - Unofficial copy 3.00 per copy
    Transcripts - Official copy 7.00 per copy
    Transcripts - Same Day Service 10.00 per copy
    ID Card replacement fee 15.00 per card

    Adult & Continuing Education program undergraduate students must submit their payments to the Adult & Continuing Education Program Business Office and should refer to the Adult & Continuing Education Program Undergraduate Student Resource Manual for additional information regarding tuition, fees and payment options.

     

    Room and Board Rates:(**Freshmen Room and Board rates include $20/term laundry fee) 

    Doubles and Triples    
               220 Block Plan - 300 Points

    $4,510.00

    per semester
               320 Block Plan - 300 Points

    4,600.00

    per semester**
    Suites and Singles    
               220 Block Plan - 300 Points

    4,877.00

    per semester
               320 Block Plan - 300 Points

    4,967.00

    per semester
    Super Single    
                220 Block Plan - 300 Points

    5,627.00

    per semester
                320 Block Plan - 300 Points

    5,717.00

    per semester
         
    Junior and Senior Meal Plan    
                7 meals per week + 300 Points

    730.00

    semester discount
         
    Summer Room Rates

    120.00

    per week
    Summer Board Rates

    150.00

    minimum Panther Points required
    May Term Board Rates

    75.00

    minimum Panther Points required

    Additional information including a fee schedule may be found on the Student Accounts webpage at https://myodu.ohiodominican.edu/ForStudents/business_office/studentAccounts.asp.

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    Veterans Benefits

    Students with VA eligibility may be certified to receive VA benefits. It is the responsibility of the veteran to provide the Registrar with the information or forms designated below.

    • All veterans are required to submit a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility.
    • All veterans must complete all required VA Forms necessary to receive benefits.  Forms are available on the GI Bill website - www.gibill.va.gov.  
    • Veterans must promptly report to the Registrar all changes in programs or credit hours and must alert the Registrar when adding a course, dropping a course, or withdrawing from the University.
    • Veterans must notify the Registrar of any repeated courses.

    The Registrar is required to notify the VA when a veteran fails to meet minimum standards of progress as stipulated by the Veterans Administration and Ohio Dominican University.

    Ohio Dominican University participates in the Yellow-Ribbon Program and provides funds to help close the gap between the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits and the cost of private undergraduate university tuition and fees.  Graduate-level students are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon funds.

    The PATRIOTS Program 

    Ohio Dominican University first launched its PATRIOTS Program nearly 20 years ago to better serve the educational needs of veterans who had served and defended the United States of America. Our ambitious advocacy for the education goals of military veterans makes our PATRIOTS Program unique among institutions of higher education.

    And now, the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (sometimes referred to as the new GI Bill) puts earning a college degree well within the reach of veterans who qualify for this generous educational benefit. We invite veterans to see if they prequalify for the funds available through the new GI Bill.

    Eligibility is based on the total number of active duty months served post September 10, 2001.

    Time Served on Active Duty        Percentage of Benefit Available
    90 days to 5 months 40%
    6 to 11 months 50%
    12 to 17 months 60%
    18 to 23 months 70%
    24 to 29 months 80%
    30 to 35 months 90%
    36 or more months 100%

    There are generous allowances for monthly living expenses, books, and other student activity fees. Interested veterans submit the required documentation and application to the Veterans Administration for review and approval. Once approved, ODU will work with each qualifying veteran to keep their academic goals on track.

    The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 provides the following benefits to veterans:

    • Tuition and Fees
    • Books
    • Living Expenses
    • Relocation Allowance

    Additionally, Ohio Dominican University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides additional funding to undergraduate students to help close the gap between the educational assistance provided by the new GI Bill and the actual cost of tuition at private universities such as ODU.

    For additional questions regarding the Post-9/11 GI education benefits, the Yellow Ribbon Program, or ODU course offerings, please contact the Admission Office at Ohio Dominican University at 800-955-OHIO.

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