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    Logan College of Chiropractic University Programs
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Policies and Costs



Financial Policy

All charges, including tuition and special fees, are subject to change without prior notice and due and payable in advance in U.S. dollars in accordance with the payment schedule presented in this Academic Catalog. Delayed payment is subject to a service charge.

Tuition and Fees

Logan reserves the right to alter the following schedule of charges without notice.

Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program

Application Fee for Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (non-refundable) payable with application $50
Transfer Application Fee (non-refundable) $50
Tuition Deposit (non-refundable, applied to tuition) $300
Trimester Flat Rate Tuition (16-35 cr hrs) * $8,750

Overload/Underload (per cr hrs)

$565
Examination Fee for Advance Standing Credit $100
Proficiency Estimation Fee $100
Activity Fee (each trimester) $50
Technology Fee (each trimester) $80
Late Registration Fee $25
Late Payment Fee $100
Grade Change (applies to “I” or when a final exam or other work is made up) $25
Transcripts $5
I.D. Replacement $15
Parking Fee (each trimester) $10
Graduation Fee (paid $25 each trimester) $250
Clinic Entrance Fee (5th & 8th Trimesters) $85
Business Capstone Services Fee ($75 in Tri 9 and $75 in Tri 10) $150

* Students enrolled in 10 consecutive trimesters would average $299 per credit hour at the current flat-rate tuition.

Master of Science Degree Programs

Tuition Deposit (non-refundable, applied to tuition) $300
Application Fee (non-refundable) $50
Tuition per credit hour $425
Parking Fee (each trimester) $10
Activity Fee (each trimester) $50
Technology Fee (each trimester) $80
Comprehensive Examination Fee (per each registration) $100
Examination Fee for Advance Standing Credit $100
Proficiency Examination Fee $100
Graduation Fee $50

Undergraduate Coursework (Including Accelerated Science Program)

Application Fee (non-refundable)  $50
Tuition per credit hour  $175
Grade Change (applies to “I” or when final exam or other work is made up)  $25
Transcripts  $5
I.D. Replacement  $15
Parking Fee (each trimester)  $10
Activity Fee (each trimester)  $50
Technology Fee (each trimester)  $80
Late Registration Fee  $25
Late Payment Fee  $100
Graduation Fee  $50

Late Fees

  1. A $25 late registration fee will be assessed on students who do not return their registration form by the designated due date. Exceptions to this may be made by the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  2. A $100 late tuition payment fee will be assessed on students who pass an established deadline without paying tuition and do not have a loan in process. This fee may also be assessed when the student has utilized all of the loans available and still has an unpaid balance.

Health Center Fee

The Health Center fee covers incidental expenses incurred by students during the six trimesters of Health Center internships. The fee covers such items as professional cards, malpractice insurance, Health Center manual, ID badges, etc. The fee is paid twice: once at the beginning of Trimester 5 and again at the beginning of Trimester 8.

Business Capstone Service Fees

Each student enrolled in the Business Management Capstone courses is charged a fee that covers Fast Trac course materials and access to the resources of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The courses and materials are presented in conjunction with the St. Louis chapter of the SBDC. The total fee is $150 is paid in two installments - $75 in Trimester 9 and $75 in Trimester 10.

Academic Load and Tuition Calculation

Students seeking financial aid are advised to contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine eligibility.

In the Bachelor of Science Degree Programs, a full-time student is defined as a registered student who is enrolled in 12 or more credit hours, and a part-time student is defined as a registered student who is enrolled in less than 12 credit hours. Cost of tuition is charged per credit hour enrolled. Please see the preceding Tuition and Fee schedule for appropriate costs.

In the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program, a full-time student is defined as a registered student who is enrolled in 20 or more credit hours in Trimesters 1-9, or 16 or more credit hours in Trimester 10. A part-time student is defined as a registered student who is enrolled in less than 20 credit hours in Trimesters 1-9, or less than 16 credit hours in Trimester 10.

In the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program, students are charged a flat tuition rate if enrolled in 16-35 credit hours in a trimester. Students taking fewer than 16 credit hours are charged the per credit hour charge for the number of credit hours enrolled, and students enrolled in excess of 35 credit hours are charged the per credit hour tuition for all hours over 35. Please see the preceding Tuition and Fee schedule for appropriate costs.

In the master’s degree programs, a full-time student is defined as a registered student who is enrolled in nine or more credit hours, and a part-time student is defined as a registered student who is enrolled in less than nine credit hours. Cost of tuition is charged per credit hour enrolled. Please see the preceding Tuition and Fee schedule for appropriate costs.

Registration Process

Undergraduate (Accelerated Science and Bachelor of Science)

Early registration and advising is recommended up to one month prior to the beginning of the trimester upon admission by contacting an advisor. Students returning to Logan who were not registered the prior trimester must register one week prior to the first day of class.

Students continuing in the Accelerated Science Program or Bachelor of Science Degree Programs will be notified one month prior to the end of the session trimester to contact their academic advisor. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that students will obtain academic counseling and will schedule their classes for the following trimester. Upon completion of the schedule, the student will proceed to the Office of the Registrar with the completed registration form.

Students registered for classes at Logan are subject to the following requirements:

  1. Students who have an outstanding balance after anticipated aid has been applied to their account must have the outstanding balance paid prior to the first day of the trimester.
  2. Students who are unable to pay their outstanding balance will be dropped from their courses for financial reasons at the close of business, 4:30 p.m.,  at the end of the drop add period.  Students who are dropped from classes are responsible for any assessed pro-rated tuition and fees.
  3. Undergraduate students registered in either Session 1 and/or 4 must have any outstanding balance paid by the first day of class.  Students enrolled only in Session 2 must have their outstanding balance paid before the first class of Session 2.  Students who have not made payment will be dropped at the close of business on day 5 and are responsible for any assessed pro-rated tuition and fees.
  4. Notification of students who should be dropped is given to the Registrar and an email notification sent to students that they are going to be dropped.
  5. Faculty will receive notification of students who were dropped from their class.
  6. The Office of the Bursar and/or the Office of Financial Aid may extend the 14-day period, but the grace period must not exceed a total of 30 days past the first day of the trimester.
  7. It is the student’s responsibility to furnish Logan a current address and phone number, and to report immediately any changes to the Office of the Registrar. Committee decisions often necessitate that students appear at committee hearings. If the College cannot contact a student by mail or phone, then the student will have no recourse but to accept the decision of the committee.
  8. All late registrants will be assessed a $25 late registration fee.

Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program

For new students, a tuition deposit of $300 and an appointment with an academic advisor for course registration is required one week prior to the first day of class. Early registration and advising is recommended up to one month prior to the beginning of the trimester upon admission by contacting an advisor. Students returning to Logan who were not registered the prior trimester must register one week prior to the first day of class. Former Accelerated Science and Bachelor of Science Degree Program students beginning the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program are not required to pay a tuition deposit for the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program.

For continuing students, registration for the next term occurs each trimester following midterm examinations. The Office of the Registrar sends an email to all students informing them that the Continuous Enrollment Form is available through their Self Serve account. Students will have information from the Bursar’s Office and the Office of Financial Aid that they must read, indicate that they have read this information, and accept this registration form. This process is a commitment on the part of the student to be an enrolled student for the coming trimester and to meet all financial obligations in a manner consistent with University policies.

A preregistered student is subject to all Logan policies including academic, administrative and those of professional conduct. Students receiving financial aid are expected to complete all paperwork and documentation in a timely manner so that sufficient funds are available to cover educational and living expenses by the start of the next trimester.

Students who may not be following a regular full-time schedule are considered to be on a mixed schedule and must meet with their academic advisors to prepare their schedules for the coming trimester. Students on a mixed schedule must also complete the Continuous Enrollment Form  noted above. A student on a mixed schedule must have a prepared schedule from his/her advisor and complete the Continuous Enrollment Form through Self Serve in order to be considered as registered. The student is encouraged to meet with his/her academic advisor at least two weeks before the end of the trimester to prepare a schedule and to complete the Self Serve procedure. Once the schedule has been prepared, the student is expected to promptly deliver the schedule to the Office of the Registrar and to select a seat number in the classrooms in which he/she will be taking classes. A copy needs to be taken to the Office of Financial Aid to have funds released.

Those students not on a mixed schedule do not have to meet with their academic advisors and will automatically be enrolled in the next trimester’s courses by the Office of the Registrar’s. At the end of the trimester, any pre-registered student who has a course failure must meet with his/her advisor to either prepare a schedule or revise the previously prepared schedule.

Registration is not finalized until all required paperwork has been submitted to the Office of the Registrar, proof of the Self-Serve Continuous Enrollment Form requirement has been completed, and all financial obligations have been met either by payment in full or evidence of approval of sufficient financial aid to cover educational costs. Financial aid funds will not be released until the registration process, including an approved class schedule, is complete. A student who has an Incomplete grade outstanding is not considered registered for the upcoming term. Therefore, financial aid funds will not be released until the Incomplete grade is resolved and an academic schedule prepared.

Failure of the student to meet all obligations to Logan in the designated time limits may result in revocation of registration, removal from class, or disenrollment from Logan.

 

  1. Students who have an outstanding balance after anticipated aid has been applied to their account must have the outstanding balance paid prior to the first day of the trimester.
  2. Students who are unable to pay their outstanding balance will be dropped from their courses for financial reasons at the close of business, 4:30 p.m.,  at the end of the drop add period.  Students who are dropped from classes are responsible for any assessed pro-rated tuition and fees.
  3. Notification of students who should be dropped is given to the Registrar and an email notification sent to students that they are going to be dropped.
  4. Faculty will receive notification of students who were dropped from their class.  Students who are dropped may not attend classes.
  5. Students participating in a preceptorship program must be registered for trimester ten and must complete a preceptorship checkout with the Office of the Registrar before leaving for a preceptorship. This checkout does not replace the senior checkout that occurs two days before graduation.
  6. The Office of the Bursar and/or the Office of Financial Aid may extend the 14-day period, but the grace period must not exceed a total of 30 days past the first day of the trimester.
  7. It is the student’s responsibility to furnish Logan a current address and phone number, and to report immediately any changes to the Office of the Registrar. Committee decisions often necessitate that students appear at committee hearings. If the College cannot contact a student by mail or phone, then the student will have no recourse but to accept the decision of the committee.
  8. All late registrants will be assessed a $25 late registration fee.

Master of Science Degree Programs

For new students, a tuition deposit of $300 and an appointment with an academic advisor for course registration is required one week prior to the first day of class. Early registration and advising is recommended up to one month prior to the beginning of the trimester upon admission by contacting an advisor. Students returning to Logan who were not registered the prior trimester must register one week prior to the first day of class. Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program students beginning a Master of Science Degree Program are not required to pay a tuition deposit for the Master of Science degree program.

For continuing students, registration for the next term occurs each trimester following midterm examinations. The Office of the Registrar sends an email to all students informing them when registration is open. Students are instructed to see their academic advisor to prepare schedules and sign the registration form. This process is a commitment on the part of the student to be an enrolled student for the coming trimester and to meet all financial obligations in a manner consistent with Logan policies.

A pre-registered student is subject to all Logan policies including academic, administrative and those defining professional conduct. Students receiving financial aid are expected to complete all paperwork and documentation in a timely manner so that sufficient funds are available to cover educational and living expenses by the start of the next trimester.

Registration is not finalized until all required paperwork has been submitted to the Office of the Registrar and all financial obligations have been met either by payment in full or evidence of approval of sufficient financial aid to cover educational costs. Financial aid funds will not be released until the registration process, including an approved class schedule, is complete. A student who has an Incomplete grade outstanding is not considered registered for the upcoming term. Therefore, financial aid funds will not be released until the Incomplete grade is resolved and an academic schedule prepared.

Failure of the student to meet all obligations to Logan within designated time limits may result in revocation of registration, removal from class or disenrollment from Logan.

  1. Students who have an outstanding balance after anticipated aid has been applied to their account must have the outstanding balance paid prior to the first day of the trimester.
  2. Students who are unable to pay their outstanding balance will be dropped from their courses for financial reasons at the close of business, 4:30 p.m., at the end of the drop add period.  Students who are dropped from classes are responsible for any assessed pro-rated tuition and fees.
  3. Notification of students who should be dropped is given to the Registrar and an email notification sent to students that they are going to be dropped.
  4. Faculty will receive notification of students who were dropped from their class.  Students who are dropped may not attend classes.
  5. The Bursar and/or Financial Aid may extend the 14 day period, but the grace period must not exceed a total of 30 days past the first day of the trimester.
  6. It is the student’s responsibility to furnish Logan a current address and phone number, and to report immediately any changes to the Registrar. Committee decisions often necessitate that students appear at committee hearings. If the University cannot contact a student by mail or phone, the student will have no recourse but to accept the decision of the committee.
  7. All late registrants will be assessed a $25 late registration fee.

Payment of Tuition and Fees: All Students

Trimester tuition and fees are due in advance of the beginning of the trimester. A student’s name will not be added to class rolls unless registration is valid. Enrollment is validated when all tuition and fees have been paid and no outstanding indebtedness to Logan exists. Students are not admitted to classes without a validated registration, an approved schedule and evidence of an approved loan in process or payment in full.

The privileges of attending Logan are available to currently enrolled students who have met all the above guidelines.

Policy on Tuition Increase

The Board of Trustees and Logan Administration reserve the right to make changes in policy, admission requirements, and tuition and fees without notice or liability.

Financial Responsibility

All indebtedness to Logan must be cleared promptly. Student account balances that are past due result in encumbrances to future registration, issuance of transcripts, and conferral of degrees. No refund or reduction is allowed for absences.

Service Charge

There will be a charge of $10 for any check submitted to Logan that is not honored by a bank. In such cases, all subsequent payments to Logan must be in the form of a certified check or money order. In addition, the student will be required to pay the $100 late payment fee.

Special Courses

Special course tuition and fees are not refundable.

Refunds: All Students

For students that are withdrawing from Logan, a program, or as a result of a dismissal, tuition paid in advance is refunded in accordance with the Federal pro rata schedule. Up through the 60 percent point in each enrollment period, the pro rata schedule is used to determine tuition refunds. The pro rata schedule is the percentage of the period of enrollment completed.

Total calendar days completed in the enrollment period
———————————— = % completed or earned
Total calendar days (in the enrollment period)
100 - % earned = % unearned

The resulting amount will be returned to the federal aid programs in the following order:

  • Unsubsidized Stafford
  • Subsidized Stafford
  • PLUS
  • Perkins
  • Pell Grant
  • SEOG Grant

After the 60 percent point in the enrollment period, 100 percent has been earned and there is no refund of federal aid. When a leave of absence is granted for a limited time during one of the regular sessions, refunds are not permitted.

A student dismissed or suspended from Logan for unprofessional behavior will be administratively withdrawn and subject to the Federal withdrawal calculation for return of funds.

A refund of the unused portion of tuition and fees will be made to veterans as required by the Veteran’s Administration.

Refund – Reduction in Course Load

Bachelor of Science/Accelerated Science Program: If a student reduces his/her course load the reduction represents a change in enrollment status, not a withdrawal. Reductions in course load during the first week of the trimester/session will receive a 100 percent refund of the tuition based on the credits dropped. After the first week, no refund will be given. 15-week undergraduate courses have a two week refund period.

Doctor of Chiropractic: If a student reduces his/her course load the reduction represents a change in enrollment status, not a withdrawal. Reductions in course load that reduce credits to 15 or less during the first two weeks of the trimester will receive a 100 percent refund of the tuition based on the credits dropped below the 16 credit minimum for flat rate tuition. After the first two weeks, no refund will be given.

Master of Science: If a student reduces his/her course load the reduction represents a change in enrollment status, not a withdrawal. Reductions in course load during the first two weeks of the trimester will receive a 100 percent refund of the tuition based on the credits dropped. After the first two weeks, no refund will be given.

Financial Aid

General Statement

Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and employment. Logan participates in the Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loan, GI Yellow Ribbon Program and various state grant programs, including the Missouri Grant Program.

All financial aid programs require students to be in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress toward the completion of their degree. Additionally, all aid programs require recipients to be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.

Students are encouraged to limit borrowing as much as possible. Consequently, all applicants are expected to contribute toward their cost of education through self-help measures (i.e., student or parent savings and/or financial resources or part-time employment). Each applicant is required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other documents as outlined in the Financial Aid Application Packet.

Specific eligibility for particular aid programs is determined in accordance with federal regulations. Financial aid regulations and corresponding information are subject to change at any time.

Accelerated Science and Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

Financial aid is available in the form of grants and loans (to those who qualify) for students enrolled in the Accelerated Science Program within the Bachelor of Science Degree Program. Eligibility is based not only upon financial need, but also enrollment status. Students with a bachelor’s degree will qualify for loans only for a maximum of three trimesters.

Specific eligibility for particular aid programs is determined in accordance with federal regulations on an individual basis. Please see the Office of Financial Aid to discuss your needs.

Bachelor of Science Estimated Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance is a combined cost of direct expenses (tuition and fees) and indirect expenses (allowances for housing, books, transportation and personal expenses). Cost of attendance for one trimester (approximately four months) is as follows based upon 12 credit hours per trimester. Cost also may depend on student living arrangements:

  Off Campus With Parent
Tuition $2,100 $2,100
Fees $140 $140
Books & Supplies* $425 $425
Room & Board $4,080 $2,040
Transportation** $1,150 $1,150
Personal/Other $2,285 $2,285
Total $10,180 $8,140

*Adjustments will be made for online courses requiring a virtual lab kit.

** Not included for online-only students.

Adjustments can be made for dependent care for children and for disabled students. A maximum of $1,500 per loan period (trimester) per family is allowed.

Doctor of Chiropractic Estimated Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance is a combined cost of direct expenses (tuition and fees) and indirect expenses (allowances for housing, books, transportation and personal expenses). Cost of attendance for one trimester (approximately four months) depends on living arrangements:

  Off Campus With Parent
Tuition $8,750 $8,750
Fees $165 $165
Books/Clinic Fees $732 $732
Room & Board $4,080 $2,040
Transportation $1,150 $1,150
Personal/Other $2,285 $2,285
Total $17,162 $15,122

Adjustments can be made for dependent care for children and for disabled students. A maximum of $3,000 per loan period per family is allowed.

Master of Science Estimated Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance is a combined cost of direct expenses (tuition and fees) and indirect expenses (allowances for books, housing, transportation and personal expenses). Cost of attendance for one trimester (approximately four months) is as follows, based upon nine credit hours per trimester. Cost also may depend on student living arrangements:

  Off Campus With Parent
Tuition $3,825 $3,825
Fees $140 $140
Books & Supplies $425 $425
Room & Board $4,080 $2,040
Transportation** $1,150 $1,150
Personal/Other $2,285 $2,285
Total $11,905 $9,865

**Not included for online-only students.

Students enrolled in concurrently in the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program and Master of Science Degree Programs may be eligible to borrow for the direct costs needed for the Master of Science Degree courses.

Grants

Federal Pell Grant Program. This program provides grants to eligible undergraduate students. To apply for a Federal Pell Grant, a student must complete the FAFSA online. Four to six weeks after the FAFSA is filed the student and school will receive notification of eligibility. At that point, the Pell Grant award will be determined according to federal regulations.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG). This program provides grants to eligible undergraduate students that show exceptional need. Availability of SEOG funds is extremely limited. Completion of the FAFSA is required for this program.

Missouri Grant Program. This program provides grants to undergraduate students that are also Missouri residents. To be considered a Missouri resident, the student must have lived in Missouri at least one year prior to attending a Missouri educational institution. A complete FAFSA must be filed before April 1 to be considered for this program.

Loans

Educational student loans available through federal sources include the Federal Direct Loan Program, the Perkins loan program and the PLUS loan program. Alternative loans (credit based) may be available through various lenders and require the borrower to meet certain credit criteria.

Federal Subsidized Direct Loan Program. This program is a need-based loan with a fixed interest rate of 6.8 percent. Students with loans disbursed on or before June 30, 1998, may be restricted to the specific terms of those loans. All Stafford loans certified on or after July 1, 2006, will accrue interest at a fixed rate of 6.8 percent. The interest accrued while the student is in school, in deferment, or in their grace period, is subsidized by the federal government. Undergraduate students may qualify for up to $5,500 per award year ($31,000 cumulative). Applications should be completed online at www.studentloans.gov. Effective July 1, 2012, Subsidized Stafford loans are no longer available for graduate/professional students.

Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan Program. This program is a non-need-based loan with the same interest rates as the Subsidized Direct Loan. However, the in-school interest is not subsidized and the student is responsible for this payment. Students have the option of making the interest payments while in school or allowing their lender to capitalize these payments into their principal. The maximum amount undergraduates may qualify for through a combination of Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct loan per academic year is $12,500, while graduate students may qualify for $20,500 and Doctor of Chiropractic students qualify for $33,000. Applications should be completed online at www.studentloans.gov.

Federal Perkins Loan. This program is another federal, need-based loan program with a 5 percent interest rate. This loan is available to undergraduate and graduate students that show exceptional need. As funding for this program is limited, students are encouraged to apply early. Applications can be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid.

Federal Grad PLUS Loans for Graduate Students. This is an unsubsidized, non-need-based loan available to graduate students. The interest rate is fixed at 7.9 percent. Applications should be completed online at www.studentloans.gov.

Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS). This is an unsubsidized, non-need based loan available to parents of undergraduate students. Interest rates are fixed at 7.9 percent. Applications should be completed online at www.studentloans.gov.

Student Employment

Work-Study Program (Federal and Non-Federal) is available to undergraduate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic students based on Logan’s business needs. Federal work study is available only to students who show financial need. Pay ranges from minimum wage to $10 per hour. Students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week and may not work during scheduled class times. Students will be paid on a bi-weekly basis. Please see the Office of Financial Aid to determine your federal eligibility and to pick up the application/information packet.

Scholarships

Logan offers scholarships each trimester. Additionally, many states offer scholarships for students from their state. Local, civic, fraternal and other organizations in your hometown are additional sources for scholarship information. Check out a complete listing of the scholarships currently available on the Financial Aid section of the Logan website.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

The Higher Education Act (HEA) requires that a student maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in the student’s program of study to be eligible to receive Title IV funds. Repeated courses as well as academic credits transferred from another school are included in the evaluation of a student’s compliance with this policy. Logan students who wish to be considered for Title IV financial aid must maintain SAP as set forth in this policy.

Federal regulation mandates that a student’s SAP be measured at least annually. It is Logan’s policy to review a student’s academic performance at the end of each term if they are receiving financial aid. Undergraduate students enrolled in the Accelerated Science Program (ASP) are subject to review at the end of each session. Students not meeting certain standards lose their eligibility for federal financial aid.

SAP is measured in two ways, qualitative and quantitative. Qualitative is a measure of a student’s grade point average (GPA). Quantitative, or PACE (the number of credits earned in relation to those attempted), measures a student’s progress through the program to make certain the student is on track to complete the degree program within the maximum time allowed. These measures apply to students matriculating in all Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs degree programs.

Qualitative: Grade Point Average (GPA)
A student must achieve a term GPA of 1.85 or better in the first term in a program. At the end of a student’s second term of enrollment in a program, and thereafter, a term GPA of 2.0 or higher must be earned.

Quantitative: Maximum Time Frame and PACE
A maximum length of time to complete an academic program is 150 percent of the published length of the educational program. A student must complete (receive a passing grade) in a minimum of 67 percent of attempted credits each term to maintain PACE. Graded credits include: A, B, C, D, F, IP, P, I, AF, W, WP, and WF (Effective January 2013, WP and WF grades will no longer be available.)

  • Any grade counted as attempted hours on the transcript.
  • Hours attempted include repeated courses.
  • If a course is dropped within the designated add/drop period, it is not counted toward attempted hours.
  • Hours attempted include transfer credit courses.

Periods of enrollment for which the student does not receive financial aid are counted toward the maximum number of enrollment periods.

Length of Program

The Doctor of Chiropractic curriculum is a 10-trimester program. The maximum number of trimesters for which a Logan doctoral student may receive financial aid while completing the degree is 15.The Master of Science curriculum is a five-trimester program. The maximum number of trimester for which a student may receive financial aid while completing the degree is eight. Master of Science students must finish coursework within five calendar years from the date of initial enrollment. Any student wishing to extend the five-year completion requirement must secure the approval of the Dean of University Programs.

As a Bachelor of Science student, the maximum number of enrollment periods to receive Title IV financial aid is nine. Bachelor of Science students must finish coursework within five calendar years from the date of initial enrollment. Any student wishing to extend the five-year completion requirement must secure the approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Students with a bachelor’s degree that need to enroll in prerequisite coursework for admission in to the master or doctor of chiropractic degree programs have Title IV financial aid eligibility for one consecutive 12-month period beginning on the first day of the enrollment period.

Financial Aid Warning
A student on financial aid warning status has failed to meet the minimum requirements of the college’s standards of academic progress and must meet the minimum standards by the end of the warning term of enrollment in order to continue to be eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.A student on warning will receive a letter of notification from the Director of Financial Aid and is encouraged to meet with the Dean of Student Services during the warning term to assess academic progress and receive assistance in developing effective learning strategies.

Financial Aid Suspension
A student’s Title IV financial aid is suspended if he/she has not met the standards of academic progress within one term immediately following a term of financial aid warning status or is unsuccessful in his/her financial aid probation appeal attempt.

Financial Aid Probation
A student whose Title IV financial aid has been suspended may appeal to be placed on a financial aid probation status. Approval of the probation status allows the student to continue in receiving Title IV financial aid for one term. Appeals are considered by the college within guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). DOE guidelines stipulate the student must explain the special circumstance that caused him/her to fail to meet the minimum standards of academic progress, and the student must also explain what has changed that would enable him/her to regain good academic standing. [See instructions for appealing a financial aid suspension below]

Appeals should be submitted to the Director of Financial Aid. The appeal will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the Director of Financial Aid, Dean of Student Services and a representative from the Office of Academic Affairs.

Academic Plan
Students on financial aid probation are required to follow an academic plan approved by the Dean of Academic Advising. Students will continue on financial aid probation while meeting the standards of academic progress outlined in the academic plan. Students who do not meet the standards of academic progress in the academic plan will be placed on financial aid suspension and lose financial aid eligibility until they regain satisfactory academic progress.

Financial Aid Suspension Appeal
If a student believes there were mitigating circumstances beyond his/her control that resulted in failure to meet SAP standards and termination of financial aid, the student may appeal in writing to the Director of Financial Aid. Mitigating circumstances as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (34 CFR 668.34) includes:

  • Serious illness or injury to the student that required extended recovery time for significant improvement.
  • Death or serious illness or injury of an immediate family member.
  • Significant trauma in the student’s life that impaired the student’s emotional and/or physical health.
  • Other documented circumstances showing extreme or unusual hardship.

For documentation of illness or medical condition of the student or immediate family member, the student must provide a letter from the attending physician(s) on his/her letterhead documenting that the problem is no longer an influencing factor for the student’s future academic performance. The letter must also include the dates over which the medical condition occurred, and these dates must coincide with the time period in which the student failed to maintain SAP. If appropriate, the student may provide a death certificate or obituary.

Enrollment Status
Financial aid eligibility can be affected by a student’s enrollment status. In the Bachelor of Science Degree and Accelerated Science Programs, if a student plans to change between full-time (12 or more hours), three-quarter time (9-11 hours), half-time (6-8 hours), or less that half-time enrollment, he/she must contact the Office of Financial Aid.