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  • Award Terms and Conditions

    All awards are subject to the following conditions. Financial aid recipients must understand and agree to these terms and conditions:

    • All financial aid is awarded subject to acceptance or readmission to the University.
    • Financial aid funds must be used solely for expenses related to attendance at Ohio Dominican University.
    • The University reserves the right to revise any portion of the Financial Aid Award if it is determined that the award is based on incorrect or misrepresented information, if funding of federal/state programs change or for any other reason necessary.
    • The Financial Aid Office reserves the right on behalf of the University to revise and cancel an award at any time because of changes in financial or academic status. Students who receive financial aid must maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Financial Aid Office. Please refer to Satisfactory Academic Progress for details.
    • Recipients of financial aid are to notify the Financial Aid Office of any other scholarships, loans or employment benefits extended to them from sources outside of the University. An adjustment in your total financial aid may be made, if necessary.
    • Financial Aid Awards are based on enrollment (credit hours) and housing status. This is indicated on your award notification. Please notify the Financial Aid Office if your enrollment or housing plans change. This could result in a revision of your Financial Aid Award.
    • If you withdraw from school during a term, your aid will be adjusted according to Ohio Dominican’s Refund Policy. Students must officially withdraw by contacting the Registrar’s Office.
    • Financial need will be re-evaluated each year. For the purpose of this re-evaluation, the filing of the FAFSA is required every year. It is the student’s responsibility to apply as soon as possible after January 1st each year. Ohio Dominican’s priority filing date is March 15th.
    • For students borrowing loan funds from the Federal Stafford loan program or the Federal Perkins loan program for the first time, it will be required that you complete entrance loan counseling as well as a master promissory note. Exit loan counseling will be required prior to graduating, withdrawing or transferring from Ohio Dominican University. Please refer to the Loan section of our website for details on these loan programs.
    • If Federal Work-Study is part of your award, you may earn up to the amount listed through a campus job. It is your responsibility to secure employment. You may view job postings on our Work-Study website. The amount you earn will depend on your pay rate and the amount of hours you actually work. Students are paid bi-weekly.
    • The total amount of aid that is received from all sources must not exceed the cost of attendance at Ohio Dominican. This includes tuition, certain fees, room and board, etc. If additional forms of aid are received at any time during the academic year, an adjustment to your financial aid award may be necessary.
    • The University reserves the right to correct clerical or computational errors.  

    Other Circumstances that Could Impact Your Financial Aid Award...

    Special Circumstances 

    Families who have had significant changes in their financial status after the FAFSA has been filed are advised to submit a Special Circumstance Application to the Financial Aid Office. Depending upon the allowable circumstances, adjustments to the financial aid award may be made by the Special Circumstance Committee. Examples of common special circumstances include: loss of a job, reduced wages, divorce or separation, death of parent, medical expenses not covered by insurance, tuition paid for other siblings in elementary or high school, parent in college, loss or reduction of income and other unusual circumstances that might affect your ability to contribute to educational costs.  


    Students may be required to verify the accuracy of the information entered on the FAFSA. The Department of Education randomly selects a sample of students each year to go through the verification process. If you are selected, a Verification Worksheet and other tax documentation will be requested by the Financial Aid Office. The verification process must be completed before financial aid can be credited to the student’s account. Your original financial aid award is an estimate and could change after the verification process is completed. Completing the paperwork requested in a timely manner will allow your family to plan financially for the upcoming academic year. You will receive a revised financial aid award letter if your aid changes due to this process.  

    Conflicting Information 

    The Financial Aid Office is required to resolve any conflicting information in the student’s financial aid file or other related educational records prior to determining or disbursing financial aid funds. In many cases, additional documents will be requested from the student or family. Failure to resolve the conflicting information will eliminate financial aid eligibility. 

    Enrollment Changes 

    To be eligible for certain aid types, you must meet the enrollment requirements for each program. For example, to be eligible for institutional, as well as some state and federal programs, a student must be taking at least 12 credit hours per semester. This is considered a full-time course load. For the Federal Stafford loan and Federal PLUS loan programs, a student must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester (half-time). You may be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant in any enrollment category. Any change in enrollment during the academic year may cause changes in your financial aid award. The Financial Aid Office must adjust or void some aid types when it is necessary. These adjustments could result in your owing money to the University.  


     A student who withdraws during a semester must immediately inform the Registrar’s Office to complete the withdrawal process. Nonattendance does not constitute official withdrawal. If you withdraw from school during a term, your aid will be adjusted according to Ohio Dominican’s Refund Policy. You will need to complete Exit Loan Counseling if you borrowed Federal Student Loans. 

  • Contact Info

    Financial Aid Office 
    Ohio Dominican University
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43219

    Phone: (614) 251-4778
    Fax: (614) 253-3499

    Office Hours: 
    8:30 am – 5:00 pm

    FAFSA Priority Deadline is March 15th 

    Federal School Code: 003035