As a current or prospective Ohio Christian University student, you have many rights and responsibilities. This list is not exhaustive, but highlights some of the key rights, responsibilities, and disclosures relevant to current policies and procedures. For comprehensive information regarding all university forms, policies, procedures, and programs, please visit ohiochristian.edu.
- You have the right to privacy (FERPA). All records and information submitted with your application for financial aid are confidential and subject to legal requirements concerning disclosure of such information. More information regarding FERPA and the privacy and release of student information can be found by visiting FERPA.
- You have the right to know the costs. This includes costs for tuition and fees, room and board, as well as the estimates for books and supplies, travel, and personal and miscellaneous expenses used in determining your financial aid cost of attendance. For Residential Undergraduate students, click here; for the College of Adult and Graduate Studies students, click here. OCU’s Net Price Calculator is another resource to provide the costs and estimated financial aid.
- You have the right to know what financial aid programs are available to you, including all federal, state and university financial aid programs, including the procedures and forms necessary to apply, student eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and for determining the amount of a student’s award for these programs.
- You have the right to certain student consumer information. Federal regulations require that institutions provide specific consumer information about the school and about financial aid to enrolled and prospective students. Visit the consumer information webpage to view the required disclosures.
- You have the right to know how to apply for financial aid. For Residential Undergraduate students, click here; for the College of Adult and Graduate Studies students, please click here.
- Official notification will be sent to you (also to parents for PLUS loans) when loan funds have been credited to your university account. You have the right to cancel all or part of your federal loan disbursement. Submit a request to Financial Aid within 14 days from the date you receive official notification that loan funds have been credited to your student account.
- You have a right to know the academic standards you must maintain in order to have continued financial aid eligibility, commonly known as Satisfactory Academic Progress. Visit Satisfactory Academic Progress to learn more.
- You have the right to know all Federal Direct Loan information will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), a secure, comprehensive federal student aid database maintained by the Department of Education. This site will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of this system. We encourage you to log into NSLDS, here, regularly to check that the information reported to this database is correct. This information is also provided in a loan disclosure that is sent upon disbursement of your direct loans.