Dominican University encourages students to participate in their graduation ceremony. However, to maintain the quality of education it provides, the University requires that students pay in full all charges relating to tuition, fees, room and board prior to the graduation date. Note that DU Stars Connect stops taking personal checks two weeks prior to the date of graduation. During this time you are welcome to pay in the office by cashier's check, money order, or cash. You may also pay on-line through the Online Payment Center with MasterCard, Discover, Visa or American Express. Currently Dominican University will hold diplomas and official transcripts until all balances are paid in full.
Under special circumstances, Dominican University may allow a student to participate in the graduation ceremony with an open balance. All special circumstances will be considered by appeal. For consideration, a student will need to submit an appeal to Jan Hnilica, the Director of Accounts Receivable, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The appeal should state your outstanding balance and your plan for payment of the outstanding balance. If the appeal is approved, the student will be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. NO student participating in the graduation ceremony will be allowed to pick up their diploma and/or transcripts until the balance is paid in full.