• Eligibility Factors

    Attendance Policy

    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, the student may have the option of one of the following:

    • Filling the "break" with an elective course 
    • Applying for a Leave of Absence per the Leave of Absence Policy 
    • Withdrawing from the university

    Financial Aid Standards of Progress

    Federal regulations require Ohio Dominican University to establish Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for student financial aid recipients. Ohio Dominican'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 SAP Policy for additional information.

    Schedule Changes

    Any alterations to an academic schedule, additions and/or deletions may affect a student's financial aid eligibility. It is the student's responsibility to make arrangements with the Adult & Continuing Education Financial Aid Office to determine how this change may affect their financial aid.

    Course Failure

    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 or 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    If a student withdraws or is withdrawn from the university, the Financial Aid Office will complete a return of funds calculation to determine the amount of financial aid funds the student is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, the student will be contacted by the Adult & Continuing Education Business Office in regards to their current account status. Please refer to the Return of Funds Policy for additional information.

    Traditional and Online Classes

    Due to the nature of financial aid that is awarded to Adult & Continuing Education students, traditional and online courses may or may NOT be covered by financial aid. If students have questions about a specific course they must contact the Adult & Continuing Education Financial Aid Office. 

    Please note all courses taken outside of the Adult & Continuing Education program will be charged at the current Ohio Dominican traditional tuition rate. It is the student's responsibility to make payment arrangements for these courses with the Adult & Continuing Education Accounting Office.

    Previous Student Loans

    If a student borrowed student loans that he or she is still repaying, the student has the option of continuing to repay the loans or place the loans in deferment while he or she is enrolled full-time in the Adult & Continuing Education program.

    If a student would like to suspend their loan payments, he or she will need to contact their lender or guarantee agency to learn how to place the loans in deferment. If a student needs verification of enrollment for deferment purposes, he or she must contact the Registrar's Office at (614) 251-4650.


    Adult & Continuing-Ed Financial Aid  

    Ohio Dominican University
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus OH 43219

    Phone: (614) 251-7642 or (614) 251-4522
    FAX: (614) 253-3499

    Office Hours: 
    Monday - Thursday:
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.