Attendance is required for each class session. If a student misses a class session, he or she is required to clarify his or her academic plan through correspondence with his or her academic advisor. Failure to clarify an academic plan with an academic advisor may result in a withdrawal from the program. In accordance with Federal regulations, the allowable time frame that a student is allowed to be out of attendance from the end of one course to the start of the next is 45 days. If a student has a break in attendance that is greater than 45 days, he or she may have the option of one of the following:
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 timeframe. Please refer to the LEAD SAP Policy for additional information.
Any alterations to an academic schedule, additions and/or deletions, may affect a student's financial aid eligibility. It is the students' responsibility to make arrangements with the LEAD Financial Aid Office to determine how this change may affect their financial aid.
If a student receiving financial aid fails a course, the student's financial aid award letter will be revised. Per Federal regulations, all students must successfully complete all required credit hours for each disbursement before he/she will be entitled to receive a new disbursement of financial aid funds.
If a student withdraws or is withdrawn from the university, the Financial Aid Office will complete a return of funds calculation to determine what financial aid funds the student is eligible to keep. Based on the calculation loan funds may need to be returned. The financial aid office has 30 days to complete a return of funds calculation. Once the calculation is complete, a student will be contacted by the LEAD Business Office in regards to their current account status. Please refer to the LEAD Return of Funds Policy for additional information.
Due to the nature of financial aid that is awarded to LEAD students, traditional and online courses may or may NOT be covered by financial aid. If students have questions about a specific course they need to contact the LEAD Financial Aid Office. Please note all courses taken outside of the LEAD program will be charged at the current Ohio Dominican traditional tuition rate. It is the students' responsibility to make payment arrangements for these courses with the LEAD Accounting Office.
If students borrowed student loans that they are still repaying, they have the option of continuing to repay their loans or place the loans in deferment while they are enrolled full-time in the LEAD Program. If students would like to suspend their loan payments, they will need to contact their lender or guarantee agency to learn how to place their loans in deferment. If students need verification of enrollment for deferment purposes, they will need to contact the Registrar's Office at (614) 251-4679.
LEAD Financial Aid
LEAD BuildingOhio Dominican University2600 Airport DriveColumbus OH 43219
Phone: (614) 473-9003FAX: (614) email@example.com
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday:8:00 am - 6:00 pmFridays:8:00 am - 4:00 pm