In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, below is a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all students at Marygrove College. Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained. If you need assistance obtaining information listed or you would like a paper copy, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Financial Aid Information
General information about Marygrove College
Safety and Security

 


Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fee information can be found at 
http://marygrove.edu/future-students/financial-services/tuition-a-fees.html.

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Financial Aid Options Available To Students

Financial aid comes in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study and loans. Your financial aid package may consist of any and all of these resources depending on a variety of factors. For information on the types of financial aid available, visit http://marygrove.edu/future-students/financial-aid/financial-aid-overview.html.

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Applying for Financial Aid

The financial aid process for Marygrove College can be found at http://marygrove.edu/current-students/financial-aid/financial-aid-process.html.

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How and When Financial Aid Will Be Disbursed

Method and Frequency of Disbursements
Financial Aid is disbursed your student account in different ways depending on the type of aid and other factors. The earliest date that aid is disbursed is the Friday following the end of the add/drop period for the semester.

Thereafter, aid will be disbursed:

  • After the student has responded to all requests for additional information;
  • When the student is enrolled in the number of credits for which aid was awarded ;
  • When all required Master Promissory Notes (MPN) have been completed for Direct Loans or Carl Perkins loans;
  • When all funds and list of recipients for State of Michigan Grant or Scholarship programs are received by MGC
  • When all funds for Private awards are received by MGC

Financial aid awards will require adjustment if you are not enrolled for the number of credits for which your aid was awarded.

Grants, scholarships, and loans administered by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) are first applied directly to your MGC student account to pay charges for tuition, fees, book card, residence hall, meal plan, insurance, and other MGC charges.

Students whose financial aid exceeds the charges on their MGC account will have a credit and will receive a refund. This refund will be mailed to your current address as listed in your MGC record within 10 days after the credit appears on your MGC account.

Private Scholarship Checks
If you are awarded a private scholarship check and it is sent directly to MGC, it will be applied directly to your MGC account after all terms and conditions of the scholarship are met. The donor will be contacted if there is a need for additional information. The funds will be applied one half for the Fall semester and one half for the Winter semester unless otherwise specified by the donor.

If the scholarship check is sent directly to you but is made out to MGC you should take or send it to the MGC Business Office for processing.

If the scholarship check is sent directly to you and is made co-payable to you and MGC, endorse the check and take or send it to the MGC Business Office.
If the scholarship is made payable to you only, it is your responsibility to report this resource to the OSFA.

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Terms and conditions under which students receive Direct Loans and Perkins Loans

This information can be found at http://www.marygrove.edu/current-students/financial-aid/loans.html.

Carl Perkins Loan Program
Marygrove College has access to the Carl Perkins Loan Fund.  This is a low interest federal loan program (5%) with cancellation benefits.  Funds are only available to students who are:

  • Undergraduate, 1st degree
  • High need students
  • Enrolled at least half time (6 credits/semester)

Priority is given to students who:

  • Are Pell eligible
  • Reside in the dormitory
  • Have a balance after all other aid is awarded
  • Have exhausted their eligibility for Stafford loans

The amount of the award is limited to a maximum $5500 per year or tuition and fee charges remaining after all other aid is applied, whichever  is less.

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Need-based non-need based state and local aid programs, school aid programs, and other private aid programs

This information can be found at  http://www.marygrove.edu/current-students/financial-aid/grants.html
http://www.marygrove.edu/current-students/financial-aid/scholarships.html

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Terms and Conditions of Any Employment That Is Part of The Financial Aid Package

Work-study programs are available to needy students. The federal or state government subsidizes the wages earned by the student.
Students must file a FAFSA and must indicate an interest in work study by answering “1” or “3” for question 26. Students who indicate an interest in work study and who have eligibility will have work-study included on the financial aid award. If you do not have work study on your financial aid award, you may request it in the Enrollment Center.

A number of work-study positions are available for eligible Marygrove students. ISIDORE shows all Marygrove College available work-study positions and the rate of pay. The current range for pay rates is $7.15 to $9.15 per hour. Students must have a login and password to view postings.

Students are not permitted to work more than 15 hours per week. Student schedules are arranged with their supervisor. Students are paid bi-weekly. Students must turn in legibly and fully completed time sheets by 9:30 AM on the Friday ending the pay period. Students who submit late time sheets will not be paid until the following pay date. Students may pick up their pay check from their work study supervisor. Pay checks not retrieved within one week of the pay date are mailed to the student’s current mailing address.

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Loan Repayment

This information can be found at www.nslds.ed.gov.

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Exit Loan Counseling

This information can be found at www.nslds.ed.gov.

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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

This information can be found at http://www.marygrove.edu/current-students/financial-aid/satisfactory-academic-progress-sap.html

Federal and state governments mandate the establishment and enforcement of a satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy. Failure to maintain SAP requires the student receive financial aid on a probationary basis or that financial aid eligibility be cancelled all together until SAP as defined by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) is met. Students have the right to appeal their status if they have mitigating circumstances they believe prevented them from maintaining or achieving SAP. Students are notified when they are not meeting SAP and told what they must do for continued aid eligibility. Undergraduate students are considered to be making SAP and are financial aid eligible if they:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Complete 67% of cumulative credit hours attempted
  • Do not meet or exceed 192 credits attempted
  • Are in good academic standing with Marygrove College

Students who consistently fail to meet this standard may jeopardize their eligibility for financial aid, including student loans and work study. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) will notify you when your eligibility for financial aid is in jeopardy. The notification will include what you must do to regain eligibility or avoid losing eligibility.

The OSFA SAP policy may differ from that of Marygrove College. While a student may be considered in “good standing” with Marygrove College, they may not necessarily be making Financial Aid SAP.

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Withdrawal/Refund Policy and Repaying Your Loan

If you cannot complete a course or if you cannot attend any courses for which you registered, you must withdrawal ("drop") officially from the class or from the College.

The date on which the Registrar’s Office receives and signs the withdrawal request will be the official date of withdrawal and will determine the amount of any adjustment of tuition, fees and financial aid after classes have begun.

All refunds will first be applied to any indebtedness which you may have with the College.

If you need to withdraw from one or more classes, you must obtain a withdrawal form from the Registrar’s Office or Enrollment Center.

If you need to withdraw from all classes for the semester, you must contact the Office of Academic Advising and Career Services to complete a "Withdrawal from College" form.

If you withdraw from the College and are the recipient of Title IV funds, they will be subject to the prorated calculations for determining the refund.

The College will use the following table to determine your refundable tuition and fees.

Withdrawal from Fall and Winter
10 - 15 Week Classes
First Week: 100% 

Second Week: 50%
Third Week: 25% 

Fourth Week or after: 0%

5 - 9 Week Classes
First Week: 80%

Second Week: 35% 

Third Week: 0% 

Fourth Week: 0%

1 - 4 Week Classes
First Week: 75% 

Second Week: 25% 

Third Week: 0% 

Fourth Week or after: 0

Withdrawal from Summer
10 - 15 Week Classes
First Week: 100% 

Second Week: 50%

Third Week: 25% 

Fourth Week or after: 0%

5 - 9 Week Classes
First Week: 80% 

Second Week: 35%

Third Week: 0% 

Fourth Week: 0%

1 - 4 Week Classes
First Week: 75% 

Second Week: 25% 

Third Week: 0% 

Fourth Week or after: 0

Refunds
Refunds are calculated on the basis of the number of class sessions scheduled to be completed at the time of the withdrawal, not the number of class sessions attended by the student.

If you do not officially drop your classes within the specified add/drop period or withdraw before the designated deadlines (see Academic Calendar), you are responsible for full tuition and fees for these courses.

Students may be eligible to receive a refund check from Marygrove College when payments posted to their student account exceed tuition and fees charged. Student can log onto the Webadvisor and check the Account Summary link to confirm their refund eligibility.

For Example:
If posting of Title IV Financial Aid (Pell, SEOG, & Stafford Loans) results in a credit balance on your Student Account. A refund check will be mailed to your permanent address within 14 days of the aid posting to your student account.

If your credit balance is a result of a Parent PLUS loan posting to your account, a check will be mailed to the borrower of the loan within 14 days.

Refund checks are mailed to the permanent address that you have provided to Marygrove College. If your address is incorrect, you must show proper documentation through the Registrar’s Office.

All refunds are reviewed for eligibility prior to processing. If you become ineligible for Financial Aid, all balances due to the reduction or loss of Financial Aid funds are the responsibility of the student.

It is College policy that all refunds are mailed to the current address on file. Refund checks CANNOT be picked up at the Business Office for any reason.

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Loans for Study Abroad Programs

Program costs vary, but many are comparable to spending a semester living and studying at Marygrove. Some programs may even be less expensive. You can apply for study abroad scholarships to help cover the cost of your program. And, all of the financial aid that you receive for study on campus (except for work-study) can be applied toward study abroad. The OSA can help you with this process.

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Obtaining Deferments

Students eligible for financial aid grants and loans from state and federal sources can defer tuition payments based upon acceptance and receipt of these awards. If, for any reason, these awards are not forthcoming within a reasonable length of time, the full balance of tuition and fees is due and payable upon the demand of the College. Should it be necessary to place a delinquent account with a collection agency, all fees — including reasonable attorney fees — become the responsibility of the student.

Tuition and fees are payable in full by the last day of the add/drop period (see tuition due dates below). For students pre-registering for classes, statements will be mailed to their permanent address approximately 4-6 weeks before classes begin. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain their permanent address with the Registrar’s Office. All e-mail communication will go to the student’s Marygrove e-mail address only.

Students MUST pay for the entire cost of the semester by the end of the first week of classes (See Tuition Due Dates). Upon registering for each term, students must enter into a Tuition Management System (TMS) payment plan for any tuition or fee not covered by financial aid. If you intend to spread payments out over the semester, these payment options involve additional charges and fees.

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Student Loan Ombudsman

If you are in dispute about your federal student loan, contact the Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group as a last resort.  The Omfudsman Group is dedicated to helping resolve disputes related to Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL) Program loans, Guaranteed Student Loans, and Perkins Loans.

For online assistance: http://studentaid.gov/replay-loans/disputes/prepare

By telephone:  877-577-2575

By fax:   202-275-0549

By mail:
U.S. Department of Education
FSA Ombudsman Group
830 First St., N.E., Mail Stop 5144
Washington, D.C.  20202-5144


Contact Information

Patricia Chaplin Director, Enrollment Services and Financial Aid

(313) 927-1249
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Julie Wilson – Associate Director, Enrollment Services and Financial Aid

(313) 927-1553
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Roxanna Reeves – Financial Aid Officer
(313) 927-1248

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Chiquita McKenzie – Financial Aid Officer
(313) 927-1552
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Stephanie Durham – Financial Aid Officer

(313) 927-1247
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Jill Moore – Financial Aid Specialist

(313) 927-1292
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Tendai Mumbiro – Enrollment Representative
(313) 927-1750
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Hattie Barnes – Enrollment Representative
(313) 927-1754
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Jo Fletcher – Enrollment Representative
(313) 927-1752
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Shavon Wiggins – Enrollment Representative
(313) 927-1266
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Student Payment Policy

Following the final day of registration (end of add/drop period), all Marygrove students are required to maintain a zero balance on their student account or have met all agreed-upon payment arrangements. Those who have not met these criteria will be deemed to be in default. Students who have enrolled in courses but have not paid in full or made payment arrangements by the payment deadline (i.e., those in default) will be notified by the College that they will be administratively withdrawn from courses. The payment deadline is six business days prior to the first day of each term. Students who have not made satisfactory arrangements by the end of the final day of registration will be administratively withdrawn (dropped) from their courses.

Students who are administratively withdrawn from their courses may not attend classes and must follow the normal add/drop policies to be re-registered into courses. This requires obtaining the instructor’s and advisor’s signatures for open courses that have met or are closed, and the advisor’s signature for open courses during the add/drop week. Please note that a late registration fee will be also assessed for those re-registering.

In addition to a $100 deferred payment charge, any student at any time in default will not be allowed to register for classes, receive academic transcripts, have academic credits certified, or receive a diploma at graduation.  Any student in default may also be subject to withdrawal from the College and their student account being referred to a collection agency.

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution.) These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day the Marygrove College receives a request for access. A student should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the school official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.A student who wishes to ask the school to amend a record should write the school official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed.If the school decides not to amend the record as requested, the school will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. The right to provide written consent before the university discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.The school discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the [School] in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person serving on the board of trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the [School] who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent or a student volunteering to assist another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the [School].
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the [School] to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:


Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202

[NOTE: In addition, a school may want to include its directory information public notice, as required by §99.37 of the regulations, with its annual notification of rights under FERPA.]

[Optional] See the list below of the disclosures that postsecondary institutions may make without consent.

FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students’ education records, without consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in §99.31 of the FERPA regulations. Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the student, §99.32 of FERPA regulations requires the institution to record the disclosure. Eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures. A postsecondary institution may disclose PII from the education records without obtaining prior written consent of the student —

  • To other school officials, including teachers, within the [School] whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in §99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) - (a)(1)(i)(B)(2) are met. (§99.31(a)(1))
  • To officials of another school where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer, subject to the requirements of §99.34. (§99.31(a)(2))
  • To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U. S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as a State postsecondary authority that is responsible for supervising the university’s State-supported education programs. Disclosures under this provision may be made, subject to the requirements of §99.35, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs. These entities may make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf. (§§99.31(a)(3) and 99.35)
  • In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid. (§99.31(a)(4))
  • To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to: (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction. (§99.31(a)(6))
  • To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions. ((§99.31(a)(7)
  • To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes. (§99.31(a)(8))
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena. (§99.31(a)(9))
  • To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to §99.36. (§99.31(a)(10))
  • Information the school has designated as “directory information” under §99.37. (§99.31(a)(11))
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  • To a victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, subject to the requirements of §99.39. The disclosure may only include the final results of the disciplinary proceeding with respect to that alleged crime or offense, regardless of the finding. (§99.31(a)(13))
  • To the general public, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding, subject to the requirements of §99.39, if the school determines the student is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense and the student has committed a violation of the school’s rules or policies with respect to the allegation made against him or her. (§99.31(a)(14))
  • To parents of a student regarding the student’s violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the school, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance if the school determines the student committed a disciplinary violation and the student is under the age of 21. (§99.31(a)(15))
  • Marygrove College designates the following student information as public or “directory information:” name, address, telephone number, dates of attendance, class status, previous institutions attended, major field of study, honors, degrees conferred, participation in recognized sports and activities, physical factors, date and place of birth.
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    Accreditation

    Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

    Marygrove College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), the largest of six regional associations, recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Committee on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation, whose mission is to establish standards for institutions of higher education and to ensure continuous improvement of programs.

    To maintain its accreditation, every ten years Marygrove College conducts an intensive self-study following NCA’s criteria. Our last review was in 2007, which was very successful. For each review, we are required to conduct an intensive self-study and generate a report for the HLC. The Commission, in turn, will send a team of evaluators to assess what we have reported. This team will make their own report to the Commission with their recommendation.

    Accreditation is enormously important to our institution for two reasons. First, accreditation is the mark of a quality educational institution. And second, every institution in the United States must be accredited for students to receive federal financial aid such as Pell Grants and Work Study funding. Without accreditation, institutions will not get that funding, and neither will their students.

    To review copies of our latest review, visit http://www.marygrove.edu/home/who-we-are/accreditation.html.

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    Academic programs

    Information on the degree (undergraduate and graduate) and non-degree programs offered at Marygrove College can be found in the Academics section of our website.

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    Instructional Facilities and Labs

    There are 3 buildings on campus that house classrooms, smart classrooms, laboratories, studios, etc.

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    Faculty

    A directory of faculty can be found on our website under the Faculty/Staff tab.

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    Transferring Credits from another institution

    You can begin the process of joining other transfer students by completing a few simple steps.

    First, request that an official transcript be sent to Marygrove College, Office of Admissions, from each college or university you have attended. If you have earned fewer than 24 semester credits, a high school transcript is also required.

    For admission to Marygrove, your college transcripts must show a minimum of a C (2.0) or better cumulative grade point average. Most of our transfer students excel in their studies and qualify for academic scholarships at Marygrove. However, students who have been academically dismissed from other academic institutions may not be considered eligible for admission to Marygrove College.

    If you attended a community college and do not have an associate’s degree, you may need to submit proof of your high school graduation (i.e., diploma, transcript of GED scores) to be eligible for financial aid.
    Generally, Marygrove will accept college level courses from accredited institutions on transfer if you achieved a C (2.0 grade point average) or better grade in the course and if the classes are comparable to course offerings and programs of study offered at Marygrove.

    You need to be certain you have included all colleges attended on your application. Any college or institution not listed on the application at the time of admission will not be considered for transfer credit later.

    NOTE: Failure to disclose all colleges/universities attended may result in immediate disqualification from admissions process.

    There are some differences in the number of transfer credits that Marygrove will accept depending on the kind of institution previously attended. If you attended only two-year colleges (community colleges), you may transfer a maximum of 64 total semester hours of credit. If you have attended only four-year colleges or universities, you may transfer a maximum of 98 semester hours of credit, but the maximum number of transferable lower division credit hours (100 or 200 level or their equivalent) is 84.

    If you have attended both two-year and four-year institutions, you may transfer a maximum of 98 semester hours of credit from all institutions attended. A maximum of 84 credit hours of lower division courses will be accepted and a maximum of 64 credits will be accepted from the two-year institutions.

    Once you are accepted and enrolled at Marygrove, you will need to complete at least 30 semester hours of credit at Marygrove. Of the 128 credit hours needed for graduation, at least 36 must be upper- level courses (300 or 400). You will also need to fulfill the other requirements for a bachelor’s degree.

    Interested students can obtain general education and academic program transfer guides from the College and/or Marygrove Admissions Department.

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    GED Program

    All applicants must submit an official copy of their high school transcript completed by the last high school attended, along with the results of your ACT examination or your general education diploma (GED) transcript.

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    Facilities and Services Available to Disabled Students

    Buildings

    • Accessible entrances (ramps and push button doors openers)
    • Chair lifts
    • Accessible restrooms

    Services

    • Disability Coordinator – establishes accommodations and serves as a liaison between the student and faculty.
    • Classroom accommodations (preferred seating, enlarged course documents, modified workstations)
    • Testing accommodations (extended time, and private, non distracting environments)
    • Other academic accommodations (readers, scribers, note-takers, audio textbooks and players, CCTV monitor, Kurzweil text-to-speech unit, JAWS screen reader, OpenBook text-to-speech software and other adaptive technology)

    For more information, please contact:
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    Crime Statistics and Security Policies

    At Marygrove, the only thing more important than you education is your safety. We are blessed with a peaceful, beautiful, and friendly campus — and we take every precaution to keep it that way. The Campus Safety Office, located in the Liberal Arts Building, handles all safety and security issues, from crime/injury/accident reporting to lost and found and parking stickers.  For an outline of criminal offenses on campus or for more information, visit the campus safety page.

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    Vaccination Policy

    Routine immunizations should be current prior to your arrival on campus. Immunizations are not a College requirement. Marygrove College recommends that students come to school fully immunized to protect their health. Immunizations are one of the most effective public health measures in preventing communicable diseases and adult vaccines are recommended by the CDC. www.cdc.gov/vaccines

     The recommended immunizations include:

     

    • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
    • · Varicella
    • Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis
    • Hepatitis A
    • Meningitis: All adolescents 11-18 years of age, including freshmen living in the residence hall. Non-freshmen college students may choose to be vaccinated to reduce their risk of meningitis.
    • Hepatitis B: All college students should have completed the series of 3 vaccinations prior to admission.
    • Influenza: Annual vaccinations are recommended for college students at high risk of complications from the flu such as persons with diabetes, asthma, and immunodeficiency problems; and students who wish to prevent illness disrupting routine activities (class attendance, sports participation, etc) during epidemics.

     

    Housing

    Mandatory Health Insurance Waiver Form

    Health Insurance is mandatory at Marygrove College when staying in the residence hall.

    1. Students who wish to enroll in the student health and accident plan need to do nothing further. Students will be enrolled by default when they do not submit a waiver to the College and their account will be charged. If the student is currently covered under any other insurance, they should carry a copy of their insurance card while at Marygrove College.
    1. Waiving out of the student health and accident plan requires the student to have a comparable insurance. Those who do not submit a waiver to the college by the first week of class will be automatically enrolled in the student health and accident plan. A charge will be applied to the students account.

    NOTE: All students are automatically billed for the student health insurance. Once the waiver statement is completed and submitted, the charge for the student health insurance will be removed.

    Athletics

    All student-athletes must have proof of medical insurance and a physical examination prior to being allowed to practice or compete within the intercollegiate athletic program. Please contact the athletic department for more details. 

    Other Resources:

     

    State of Michigan website: www.michigan.gov
    http://mcir.org/forms/SS_Schoolrequirements_2009.pdf

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    Copyright Infringement

    It is the intent of Marygrove College Library that all members of the college community adhere to the provisions of the United States Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code, Sect. 101, et seq.). The following policy statements and guidelines constitute a manual for anyone at the College who wishes to reproduce works that are protected by copyright, or anyone wishing to place protected works on reserve in the library. Since copyright protection applies to a variety of creative works - printed materials, sound recordings, video recordings, visual artworks, computer software, and others - the manual has been constructed to address issues related to particular types of media.

    Members of the Marygrove College community who willfully disregard the copyright policy do so at their own risk and assume all liability.

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    Plagiarism (Undergraduate Policy)

    In cases of plagiarism or cheating at Marygrove:

    1. The faculty member will make a copy of all evidence of academic dishonesty and will impose an appropriate penalty, based upon the policies in the course syllabus, for the specific offense.
    2. The faculty member will contact the offending student at the time of the offense to discuss the situation. The faculty member will then submit a common form, “Notification of Academic Dishonesty,” to the Dean and the student’s academic advisor with evidence attached and notation of “confidential.” The faculty member will give the student the opportunity to review the form and evidence, either in the faculty member’s company or in the Dean’s office. Both the faculty member and student sign the form. It remains on file in the office of the Dean for a period of seven years or until the student graduates, whichever comes first.
    3. Refusal of the student to sign the form in no way invalidates the action taken.
    4. If the Dean receives two notifications of academic dishonesty for the same student, the Dean will schedule a consultation with the student and instructor(s) involved. The Dean will also schedule a conference if the faculty member requests a conference with the Dean and the student after one notification. The Dean of Students will be present as an objective observer at all such conferences.
    5. After two notifications at the time of the conference, the faculty member(s) will present evidence of academic dishonesty and the Dean will make a decision. If academic dishonesty is not evident, all documents related to the second instance will be destroyed and no further action will occur. If the Dean determines, however, that the evidence is sufficient to  substantiate a repeated instance of academic dishonesty, the student will receive a failing grade in the course, the Dean will place a written notice of the academic misconduct in the student’s permanent records, and the Dean will present the evidence to the Academic Review Board, which will impose one of the following penalties according to established guidelines:
      • The student will be placed on academic probation for one term, or
      • The student will be suspended for one term, or
      • The student will be dismissed from the College.
    6. The student has the right to request an appeal at any stage of this process through the regular academic appeal procedure that appears in the Marygrove College Catalog.

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    Plagiarism (Graduate Policy)

    Marygrove College maintains standards of academic excellence. The faculty and administration expect that students will conduct themselves with honor in their academic work. Marygrove does not tolerate any form of academic dishonesty, plagiarism or cheating. Students will be held accountable for any form of academic misconduct under the terms that appear below. Plagiarism means to present the ideas, words or images of someone else as one’s own. It is a general term that covers a number of serious academic problems, such as:

    • claiming authorship of a partial or complete paper or assignment that someone else
      has written;
    • failing to document the words or ideas of a source within a paper; failing to indicate
      quotations from another writer;
    • patch writing; integrating words or sentences from a source into one’s own prose without appropriate indication (quotation marks or spacing) and/or documentation;
      downloading material from the Internet and pasting it into an assignment as if it were original work;
    • purchasing a paper from an on-line service or an individual and submitting it as one’s own;
    • misrepresenting in any way the extent of one’s use of others’ ideas, words or images. Cheating is to deceive by trickery, to mislead, to act dishonestly, or to practice fraud.
      Penalties Depending on the severity of the case of plagiarism or cheating, one or more of the following penalties may be imposed.

      1. The student may lose all credit for the assignment in question.
      2. The student maybe placed on academic probation for one term.
      3. The student may fail the course.
      4. The student be dismissed from the College.

        Repeated incidents of academic dishonesty are likely to result in dismissal from the College.

    Procedures
    In cases of plagiarism or cheating at Marygrove:

    1. At the time of the offense is discovered, the faculty member will make copies of all evidence of academic dishonesty and fill out the “Notification of Academic Dishonesty” form.
    2. The faculty member will then contact the student to discuss the situation and to review the form, the evidence, and the recommended penalty.
    3. The faculty member will then submit the “Notification of Academic Dishonesty” form to the Divisional Dean (with evidence attached and notation of “confidential”) with the faculty member’s recommendation of penalties. It remains on file in the office of the Dean for a period of seven years or until the student graduates, whichever comes first.
    4. In cases involving penalties of a failing grade on the assignment or academic probation, the student will be notified in writing, registered mail, by the instructor. The Dean of Student Affairs will be notified by the Dean’s Office.

    In cases involving penalties of failing a course or expulsion from the College, the Dean will schedule a consultation with the student and the instructor(s) involved. The Dean of Student Affairs may be requested by the student, faculty member or Dean to be present as an objective observer at any such conferences. The student will also be informed of this decision by mail.

    If the Dean receives two notifications of academic dishonesty for the same student, a consultation will be scheduled with the student, the Dean, and the Dean of Student Affairs and serious academic consequences will be assigned.

    The student has the right to request an appeal at any stage of these processes through the regular academic appeal procedure that appears in the Marygrove College Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.

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    Equity in Athletics

    The Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool is brought to you by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education. This analysis cutting tool was designed to provide rapid customized reports for public inquiries relating to equity in athletics data. The data are drawn from the OPE Equity in Athletics Disclosure Website database. This database consists of athletics data that are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), via a Web-based data collection, by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that receive Title IV funding (i.e., those that participate in federal student aid programs) and that have an intercollegiate athletics program.

    Access the The Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool below.
    http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/

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    Student Complaint Contact Information by State

    In accordance with requirements issued by the U.S. Department of Education, Marygrove College is “providing its students or prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accreditor and with its state approval or licensing entity and any other relevant State official or agency that would appropriately handle a student’s complaint.”  This information is now part of the standard Consumer Information and annual disclosure procedure of Marygrove College.

    Click on the link below, then locate and click on the Student Complaint Process by State in the reports from Survey Date section.

    SHEEO State Complaint Process Links

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     Graduate Leave of Absence Policy

    Student Leave of Absence Policy for
    Marygrove College Graduate Degree Students
    Final Edit September 22, 2012
    C. Seguin, Ad Hoc Committee Chair

     

    Marygrove College has a six year graduate degree completion requirement.  A student in a Master’s Degree program may request a temporary Leave of Absence when life events make continued participation in the degree program especially difficult or impossible for a time. An approved Student Leave of Absence allows a student to not register during a fall, winter or summer term and yet remain in compliance with College enrollment requirements. An approved Leave of Absence suspends progress toward the degree for a minimum of one Fall, Winter or Summer term.  The six-year graduate degree completion requirement may be extended by the amount of time for which a Student Leave of Absence is approved.

    A Leave of Absence may have implications for financial aid and loans. Students needing a Leave of Absence must consult with the Office of Financial Aid to determine how a Leave will affect their aid and eligibility to defer loan repayment. Students who are eligible for a Emergency Leave of Absencemust consult with the Office of Financial Aid as soon as possible to determine how the Leave affects their aid and eligibility to defer loan repayment, see Emergency Leave of Absence, below.

    When a Leave is requested and approved between terms, tuition and fees are not charged for the duration of time the student is on the Leave. When a Leave is requested on an emergency basis and approved, tuition and fees for the current term still apply but will not be charged for the duration of future terms the student is on approved Leave. See Emergency Leave of Absence,below.

    A student considering a Leave of Absence is required to discuss the potential impact on his/her plan of study with the Faculty Program Coordinator or Department Chair to develop a strategy for completing the degree program. For example, the student and faculty member may need to plan for return from a Leave of Absence with a special change in the Plan of Work, which may or may not provide for continuous enrollment due to course availability.

    When considering a Leave of Absence, the student should also discuss alternatives to a Leave with the Faculty Program Coordinator and/or current course instructors. See Alternatives to a Leave of Absence, below.

    Students on Leave have access to limited services that allow them to remain current in their studies and connected to their programs. Students on Leave do not have the benefits of registered status, however, and may not be able to use College facilities or services available to registered students. For example, students on approved Leaves may not use the services of faculty or administrative staff unless planning the transition back to registered status.

     

    Types of Student Leave of Absence

    There are four types of graduate student Leaves of Absence at Marygrove College:

    • Leave of Absence for Medical Reasons
    • Leave of Absence for Dependent or Family Care
    • Leave of Absence for Military Service
    • Leave of Absence for Personal Reasons

    Any of these may be begun, when circumstances warrant, on the basis of an Emergency Leave of Absence. See Emergency Leave of Absence,below.

    Leave of Absence for Medical Reasons

    A Leave of Absence for medical reasons will be granted for a serious physical or mental health condition that prevents continued participation in the program. Approval for Medical Leave requires a written request from the student; written recommendation from a health care provider must also be provided. Medical Leave can be requested for up to two consecutive fall or winter terms, or 12 consecutive months. The application process for an Extension is the same as the initial request; see above. The student may submit a written request for an extension of an additional 12 months, with a maximum of 24 months total from the beginning date of the original Medical Leave. A request for extension of a medical leave must have written recommendation from a health care provider attached. For some medical circumstances students should consider whether a within-term accommodation is  more appropriate, see Alternatives to a Leave of Absence below.

    Leave of Absence for Dependent or Family Care

    A student may need to step away from study for one term or more to take care of dependents or other family members. A student will be granted a Leave of Absence for Dependent or Family Careto:

    • provide care for a dependent incapable of self-care because of age or disability,
    • take care of a serious circumstance that directly affects a family member, such as a serious health condition,  serious housing or financial difficulty, other critical life situation or death.

    A “dependent” is defined as a biological, adopted or foster child, stepchild, or legal ward who is under 18 years old, a family member (as defined above) older than 18 years and unable to provide self-care, or a spouse or domestic partner.

    “Family” is defined to include the student’s spouse or domestic partner with whom the student shares living accommodations and expenses, and, without regard to their place of residence, the child, sibling, parent, grandparent or other related family member whose primary care is the responsibility of the student.

    The reasons necessitating a Leave of Absence for Dependent or Family Care must be explained in writing in the request for an approved Leave. A graduate student can request this type of Leave for up to two consecutive fall or winter terms, or 12 consecutive months, and may request an extension of up to an additional 12 months, or a maximum Leave of 24 months.

    Leave of Absence for Military Service

    A student will be granted a Leave of Absence for the duration of a military service

    obligation to her/his country of citizenship. When applying for this type of Leave, the student must provide documentation confirming induction or authorization for active duty. The duration of a Leave of Absence for Military Service is unlimited.

    Leave of Absence for Personal Reasons

    After completing at least one full term in a Master’s Degree program, if a serious personal situation arises a student may request a one-term Leave of Absence for personal reasons. The student should request this Leave before the beginning of the term for which this Leave is requested.

    A student considering a personal Leave is encouraged to discuss other possible arrangements with his/her advisor, Faculty Program Coordinator or Department Chair. Alternative strategies may help the student to continue in the program with the benefits of enrolled status. When requesting a Leave of Absence for Personal Reasons a student may describe the reasons in general terms. If needed, the student may request an extension of one consecutive additional term to the original Leave of Absence for Personal Reasons.

    Leave of Absence Begun On An Emergency Basis

    Emergency situations may require a student to begin a Leave of Absence in the middle of a term. In these circumstances, the affected student should contact his/her Faculty Program Coordinator, Chair or the Registrar’s Office in writing to withdraw her/his registration for that term and immediately begin the Leave of Absence. Any adjustments to future tuition and fee charges will be made according to the schedule published by the Business and Finance Office. A Leave of Absence begun on an emergency basis does not reverse the current charges set by this schedule.

    In the event that the student has been incapacitated or otherwise made unavailable, the Faculty Program Coordinator, Chair or the Registrar may initiate the written request to be approved for a Leave. In such situations the Registrar will take care of notifying all necessary College offices of the pending Leave, and will follow up to assure full approval of the Leave when all necessary documentation is received.

    US Immigration Regulations

    US immigration regulations may restrict the eligibility of an international student for a Leave of Absence. International students considering a Leave of Absence must consult with the Marygrove College Director of International Programs so this office can determine if the proposed Leave of Absence is permissible under immigration regulations. If permissible, the College can update the student’s SEVIS record if needed, or, if the proposed Leave is not permitted by immigration regulations, the College can advise the student on other possible courses of action.

    Returning from an Approved Leave of Absence

    Most graduate students returning from an approved Leave must enroll for the next fall or winter term that follows the approved Leave timeframe. MAT students must return in the next fall, winter or summer term.  Students at the end of a term of an approved Leave who do not register for the next term and do not request further Leave will be considered to have withdrawn from the program at the end of the term that follows the Leave.

    A student on an approved Leave of Absence must contact her/his Faculty Program Coordinator before the end of the approved Leave timeframe to plan for returning. By contacting the Program Coordinator the student can receive advising on next steps and plan future registration, with any necessary changes being made in his/her graduate Plan of Work. Such changes may be necessitated because of course availability, which may or may not allow for continuous enrollment and may affect program completion time in the future. If continuous enrollment is not possible due to course availability, the student is required to return the next term availability exists for courses still left to complete on the Plan of Work. Once advising has occurred it is essential that the student register for the planned courses in the next term courses are available. Please see further information in the Marygrove College Graduate Catalog.

     

    Alternatives to a Leave of Absence

    As an alternative arrangement, a student may remain enrolled but request his/her faculty instructors and Faculty Program Coordinator, in writing, for within-term accommodations allowing for temporary reduction in coursework or an extension of time for completing course requirements. Such accommodations provided by an instructor might include consideration for an “I” (incomplete) grade petition from the student if a majority of the coursework has already been completed and all criteria for an “I” grade have been met. Instructors and Program Coordinators are not required to provide these arrangements. “I” grades must be completed within College specified timeframes and guidelines. See the Marygrove College Graduate Catalog for full information on “I” grades.

     

    College Services Available to Students on Approved Leave

    The following services continue to be available to graduate students on Approved Leave:

    Health Insurance

    A student can be eligible to purchase an extension of existing student health insurance coverage at personal expense for the duration of an approved Leave.

     

    Academic Services

    Students retain access to the College’s library, including borrowing privileges and remote access.

     

    E-mail and Computing

    Students retain access to their College e-mail accounts, and to College websites that require authentication with a Student Login ID.

     

    College Services Not Available to Graduate Students on Approved Leave

    The following services are not available to graduate students on Approved Leave:

    Scholarships, Grants, Student Employment

    Students on Leave are not eligible for College-administered scholarships, grants, temporary student employment or appointment as Graduate Student Research Assistants. Students on approved Leave of Absence are not eligible to apply for new student loans intended to span the period of non-enrollment. Students should consult with the Office of Financial Aid for deferral and forbearance options of any outstanding student loans.

    College Reimbursement for Supplies, Materials, Travel

    Students on Leave are not eligible to receive College reimbursement for supplies, materials, travel or other expenses.

    General Policies and Steps for Requesting and Approving A Student Leave of Absence

    The following general policies apply to all types of Student Leave of Absence.

    1. Leave of Absence Request Forms are available in the Registrar’s Office and on the Registrar’s website.
    2. The student submits this form and all necessary documentation to her/his Graduate Faculty Program Coordinator, or Department Chair; MAT students must send this documentation to the MAT Director.
    3. Chairs or Graduate Faculty Program Coordinators review and forward all requests for Leaves of Absence, with their recommendations, to the Divisional Dean or VPAA for approval.
    4. The Dean’s office will send notice and all needed documentation of approved Leaves to the Registrar, who will notify all necessary College offices.
    5. A student may submit a request to return early from an approved Leave of Absence, which is subject to recommendation from the Graduate Faculty Program Coordinator and approval of the Divisional Dean or VPAA. Such requests must be submitted to the Program Coordinator in a letter with any related medical documents attached.  A Medical Leave of Absence timeframe cannot be changed without a doctor’s signed authorization.  MAT students must send this documentation to the MAT Director.
    6. Requests for extensions, early returns or other variations from approved Leaves of Absence must be submitted to the student’s Graduate Faculty Program Coordinator or Department Chair using the Leave of Absence Request Form available in the Registrar’s Office and on the Registrar’s site on Blackboard.
    7. A newly admitted student who has registered may seek an Admission Deferral, rather than a Leave of Absence, if the request and approval occur before the end of the third week of classes in the initial term of registration.  This form is available in the Admissions Office.
    8. Most graduate students returning from approved Leaves must enroll for the next fall or winter term that follows their particular Leaves. Students at the end of a term of an approved Leave who do not register for the next fall or winter term, and do not request further Leave, will be considered to have withdrawn from the program at the end of the term that follows the Leave.
    9. An MAT student returning from an approved Leave must enroll for the next fall, winter or summer term that follows the Leave. Students at the end of a term of an approved Leave who do not register for the next fall, winter or summer term and do not request further Leave will be considered to have withdrawn from the program at the end of the term that follows the Leave.
    10. Students on Leave may finish work from previous terms, such as completing work for prior courses in which grades of incomplete have been assigned, but may not complete other requirements for their degrees (for example, taking exams, or applying or interviewing to achieve Pre-Candidacy or Candidacy status in a Teacher Certification Program).
    11. The time limit for completing the degree will be extended by the number of terms the student is on Leave.
    12. A student who has been suspended for academic or non-academic reasons is not eligible to apply for a Leave of Absence. A student on an approved Leave of Absence who subsequently is suspended will have the Leave rescinded.  A Leave of Absence will not be approved for a prior term.

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    Student Leave of Absence Policy for
    Marygrove College Undergraduate Degree Students

     

    A student in an undergraduate program may request a temporary Leave of Absence when life events make continued participation in the program especially difficult or impossible for a time. An approved Student Leave of Absence allows a student to not register during a fall, winter or summer term and yet remain in compliance with College enrollment requirements.

    A Leave of Absence may have implications for financial aid and loans. Students needing a Leave of Absence must consult with the Office of Financial Aid to determine how a Leave will affect their aid and eligibility to defer loan repayment. Students who are eligible for an Emergency Leave of Absence must consult with the Office of Financial Aid as soon as possible to determine how the Leave affects their aid and eligibility to defer loan repayment, see Emergency Leave of Absence, below.

    When a Leave is requested and approved between terms, tuition and fees are not charged for the duration of time the student is on the Leave. When a Leave is requested on an emergency basis and approved, tuition and fees for the current term still apply but will not be charged for the duration of future terms of the approved Leave. See Emergency Leave of absence, below.

    A student considering a Leave of Absence is required to consult with his/her Academic Advisor to discuss the potential impact on the student’s plan of study.  When considering a Leave of Absence, the student should also discuss alternatives to a Leave with the Academic Advisor and current course instructors. See Alternatives to a Leave of Absence, below.

    Students on Leave have access to limited services that allow them to remain current in their studies and connected to their programs. Students on Leave do not have the benefits of registered status, and may not be able to use College facilities or services available to registered students.


    Types of Student Leave of Absence

    There are four types of student Leaves of Absence at Marygrove College:

    • Leave of Absence for Medical Reasons
    • Leave of Absence for Dependent or Family Care
    • Leave of Absence for Military Service
    • Leave of Absence for Personal Reasons

    Any of these may be begun, when circumstances warrant, on the basis of an Emergency Leave of Absence. See Emergency Leave of Absence, below.


    Leave of Absence for Medical Reasons

    A Leave of Absence for medical reasons will be granted for a serious physical or mental health condition that prevents continued participation in the program. Approval for Medical Leave requires a written request from the student; written recommendation from a health care provider must also be provided. Medical Leave can be requested for up to two consecutive fall or winter terms, or 12 consecutive months. The application process for an extension is the same as the initial request; see above. The student may submit a written request for an extension of an additional 12 months, with a maximum of 24 months total from the beginning date of the original Medical Leave. A request for extension of a medical leave must have written recommendation from a health care provider attached. For some medical circumstances students should consider whether a within-term accommodation is more appropriate, see Alternatives to a Leave of Absence below.
     

    Leave of Absence for Dependent or Family Care

    A student may need to step away from study for one term or more to take care of dependents or other family members. A student will be granted a Leave of Absence for Dependent or Family Care to:

    • provide care for a dependent incapable of self-care because of age or disability,
    • take care of a serious circumstance that directly affects a family member, such as a serious health condition,  serious housing or financial difficulty, other critical life situation or death.

    A “dependent” is defined as a biological, adopted or foster child, stepchild, or legal ward who is under 18 years old, a family member (as defined above) older than 18 years and unable to provide self-care, or a spouse or domestic partner.

    “Family” is defined to include the student’s spouse or domestic partner with whom the student shares living accommodations and expenses, and, without regard to their place of residence, the child, sibling, parent, grandparent or other related family member whose primary care is the responsibility of the student.

    The reasons necessitating a Leave of Absence for Dependent or Family Care must be explained in writing in the request for an approved Leave. An undergraduate student can request this type of Leave for up to two consecutive fall or winter terms, or 12 consecutive months, and may request an extension of up to an additional 12 months, or a maximum Leave of 24 months.


    Leave of Absence for Military Service

    A student will be granted a Leave of Absence for the duration of a military service obligation to her/his country of citizenship. When applying for this type of Leave, the student must provide documentation confirming induction or authorization for active duty. The duration of a Leave of Absence for Military Service is unlimited.


    Leave of Absence for Personal Reasons

    After completing at least one full term in an undergraduate program, if a serious personal situation arises, a student may request a one-term Leave of Absence for personal reasons. The student should request this Leave before the beginning of the term for which this Leave is requested.

    A student considering a Personal Leave is encouraged to discuss other possible arrangements with his/her Academic Advisor, or Department Chair. Alternative strategies may help the student to continue in the program with the benefits of enrolled status. When requesting a Leave of Absence for Personal Reasons a student may describe the reasons in general terms. If needed, the student may request an extension of one consecutive additional term to the original Leave of Absence for Personal Reasons.


    Leave of Absence Begun on an Emergency Basis

    Emergency situations may require a student to begin a Leave of Absence in the middle of a term. In these circumstances, the affected student should contact the Registrar’s Office in writing to withdraw her/his registration for that term and immediately begin the Leave of Absence. Any adjustments to future tuition and fee charges will be made according to the schedule published by the Business and Finance Office. A Leave of Absence begun on an emergency basis does not reverse the current charges set by this schedule.

    Upon written notification that the student has been incapacitated or otherwise made unavailable, the Registrar will take care of notifying all necessary College offices of the pending Leave, and will follow up to assure full approval of the Leave when all necessary documentation is received.


    US Immigration Regulations

    US immigration regulations may restrict the eligibility of an international student for a Leave of Absence. International students considering a Leave of Absence must consult with the Marygrove College Director of International Programs so that this office can determine if the proposed Leave of Absence is permissible under immigration regulations. If permissible, the College can update the student’s SEVIS record if needed, or, if the proposed Leave is not permitted by immigration regulations, the College can advise the student on other possible courses of action.


    Returning from an Approved Leave of Absence

    Undergraduate students returning from an approved Leave are expected to enroll for the next fall or winter term that follows the approved Leave timeframe. Students at the end of a term of an approved Leave who do not register for the next term and do not request further Leave will be considered to have withdrawn from the program at the end of the term that follows the Leave.

    A student on an approved Leave of Absence must contact her/his Academic Advisor before the end of the approved Leave timeframe to plan for returning. By contacting the Academic Advisor the student can receive advising on next steps and plan future registration, with any necessary changes being made in his/her Plan of Work. Such changes may be necessitated because of course availability, which may or may not allow for continuous enrollment and may affect program completion time in the future. If continuous enrollment is not possible due to course availability, the student is required to return the next term availability exists for courses still left to complete on the Plan of Work. Once advising has occurred it is essential that the student register for the planned courses in the next term courses are available.


    Alternatives to a Leave of Absence

    As an alternative arrangement, a student may remain enrolled but request his/her faculty instructors and Academic Advisor, in writing, for within-term accommodations allowing for temporary reduction in coursework or an extension of time for completing course requirements. Such accommodations provided by an instructor might include consideration for an “I” (incomplete) grade petition from the student if a majority of the coursework has already been completed and all criteria for an “I” grade have been met. Instructors and Academic Advisors are not required to provide these arrangements. “I” grades must be completed within College specified timeframes and guidelines. See the Marygrove College Undergraduate Catalog for full information on “I” grades.  For students called to military service and students in certain specified courses the grade of “Y” may be used.

     

    College Services Available to Students on Approved Leave

    The following services continue to be available to undergraduate students on Approved Leave:

     

    Health Insurance

    A student can be eligible to purchase an extension of existing student health insurance coverage at personal expense for the duration of an approved Leave.

     

    Academic Services

    Students retain access to the College’s library, including borrowing privileges and remote access.

     

    E-mail and Computing

    Students retain access to their College e-mail accounts, and to College websites that require authentication with a Student Login ID.

     

    College Services Not Available to Students on Approved Leave

    The following services are not available to students on Approved Leave:


    Athletics

    Participation in sports is suspended for the duration of the leave.

     

    Scholarships, Grants, Student Employment

    Students on Leave are not eligible for College-administered scholarships, grants, or temporary student employment.  Students on approved Leave of Absence are not eligible to apply for new student loans intended to span the period of non-enrollment. Students should consult with the Office of Financial Aid for deferral and forbearance options of any outstanding student loans.

     

    College Reimbursement for Supplies, Materials, Travel

    Students on Leave are not eligible to receive College reimbursement for supplies, materials, travel or other expenses.

     

    General Policies and Steps for Requesting and Approving A Student Leave of Absence

    The following general policies apply to all types of Student Leave of Absence.

    1. Leave of Absence Request Forms are available in the Registrar’s Office and on the Registrar’s website.

    2. The student submits this form and all necessary documentation to her/his Academic Advisor, or Department Chair.

    3. Department Chairs or Academic Advisors review and forward all requests for Leaves of Absence, with their recommendations, to the Divisional Dean for approval.

    4. The Dean’s office will send notice and all needed documentation of approved Leaves to the Registrar, who will notify all necessary College offices.

    5. A student may submit a request to return early from an approved Leave of Absence, which is subject to recommendation from the Academic Advisor and approval of the Divisional Dean. However, the returning student may not return after the last day to add/drop for the term.   Such requests must be submitted to the Academic Advisor in a letter with any related medical documents attached.  A Medical Leave of Absence timeframe cannot be changed without a doctor’s signed authorization.   

    6. Requests for extensions, early returns or other variations from approved Leaves of Absence must be submitted to the student’s Academic Advisor or Department Chair with the approval of the Divisional Dean using the Leave of Absence Request Form or Intent to Vacate Leave of Absence form available in the Registrar’s Office and on the Registrar’s site on Blackboard. 

    7. Undergraduate students returning from a Leave are expected to enroll for the next fall or winter term that follows their particular Leaves. Students at the end of a term of an approved Leave who do not register for the next fall or winter term, and do not request further Leave, will be considered to have withdrawn from the program at the end of the term that follows the Leave.  

    8. Students on Leave may finish work from previous terms, such as completing work for prior courses in which grades of incomplete have been assigned, but may not complete other requirements for their degrees (for example, taking exams, or applying or interviewing to achieve Pre-Candidacy or Candidacy status in a Teacher Certification Program).

    9. A student who has been suspended or dismissed for academic or non-academic reasons is not eligible to apply for a Leave of Absence. A student on an approved Leave of Absence who subsequently is dismissed will have the Leave rescinded.  A Leave of Absence will not be approved for a prior term.

    Note:   A newly admitted student who has registered may seek an Admission Deferral, rather than a Leave of Absence, if the request and approval occur before the official beginning of the semester in the student’s initial term of registration.  (Contact the Admissions Office for the appropriate form). The Admissions Office will then notify the registrar to drop the classes for which the student has registered.

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    Collections

    Should it be necessary to place a delinquent account with a collection agency, the student will be responsible for all collection, interest, late and legal fees.  

    Should it be necessary to place a delinquent account with a collection agency and the student is a minor, the parents/guardian will be responsible for all collection, interest, late and legal fees.

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    Graduation Rate

    The Federal Student-Right-To-Know Act (SRKA) requires institutions to publish the graduation rates of entering full-time degree-seeking undergraduates according to a standard methodology developed by the U.S. Department of Education. Graduation rate information is provided for the traditional first-time, full-time fall semester beginning cohorts. The latest available graduation rate data is for the Fall 2006 cohort.

    Fall 2006 Bachelor Degree Cohort          
          Transferred Completers   Transfer Graduation
        Cohort Out within 150%   Out Rate
      Male 15 6 1   40% 7%
      Female 58 31 11   53% 19%
                   
        73 37 12   51% 16%
                   
                   
                   
      Black 51 30 5   59% 10%
      Hispanic 2 1 1   50% 50%
      Unknown 10 4     40% 0%
      White 10 2 6   20% 60%
                   
        73 37 12   51% 16%
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
      PELL 56 32 6   57% 11%
      Loan 4 1 2   25% 50%
      All others 13 4 4   31% 31%
                   
        73 37 12   51% 16%
                   
                   
    Fall 2006 Associates Degree Cohort          
          Transferred Completers   Transfer Graduation
        Cohort Out within 150%   Out Rate
      Male 4 1 0   25% 0%
      Female 7 5 1   71% 14%
                   
        11 6 1   55% 9%
                   
                   
                   
      Black 8 5 1   63% 13%
      Multiple Races 1   0   0% 0%
      Native American 1   0   0% 0%
      Unknown 1 1 0   100% 0%
                   
        11 6 1   55% 9%
                   
                   
      PELL 7 3 1   43% 14%
      Loan 0 0 0   0% 0%
      All others 4 3 0   75% 0%
                   
        11 6 1      

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    Q:  Will financial aid pay for classes that I repeat?
    A:   Financial aid is available to repeat a course twice, if it is failed (E grade).  Financial aid is available to repeat a course once if you receive a passing grade (D- or greater).  There is no limit on the number of times financial aid is available for withdrawn classes.

    Q: Can I use my Michigan No-Worker Left Behind Eligibility at Marygrove College?
    A: Marygrove College has some eligible programs. Please check with your case worker to determine if the program you are interested in is eligible.

    Q: I’ve been selected for verification. What does that mean?
    A: The federal processor has the right to verify any and all information you submit on your FAFSA. If you are selected for verification, you must provide all required documentation before your financial aid award will be completed.

    Q: How do I notify you of my scholarships not included on WebAdvisor?
    A: You may submit a copy of your scholarship letter to the Student Service Center. You may also email the Student Service Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you are expecting additional financial assistance. When received, we will add an estimate to your award package and make the necessary adjustments to your package.

    Q: How do I decrease the amount of loan I was awarded on WebAdvisor?
    A: To reduce the amount of loan, please forward your request from your Marygrove email account to the Student Service Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tell us how much you want and for each term. We will make the adjustment and email you to view WebAdvisor for the changes.

    Q: What happens if I drop or withdraw from my classes?
    A: If you withdraw from your classes some or all of the financial aid may be returned to the appropriate federal or state agency. Whenever you drop or withdraw from courses, you should contact the Student Service Center to determine how it will impact your financial aid.

    Q: What can I do if I (or my parents) become unemployed?
    A: If you experience life altering changes (job loss, job change, death of parent, etc.) we may be able to help. Pick up or request a Special Circumstance Appeal Form from the Student Service Center and complete it. Return the form and all required documentation to the Student Service Center for review. You will be notified via your Marygrove College email account of the decision.

    Q: How does the MET contract affect my financial aid eligibility?
    A: Your MET contract does not affect your federal and state scholarship and grant financial aid. Your loan eligibility may be reduced.

     

    What scholarships or discounts are available?

    Marygrove College is committed to attracting qualified students who will thrive in an academic community. Each Fall semester, Marygrove offers a limited number of competitive scholarships to incoming Freshmen and Transfer students. These scholarships are renewable provided the recipient maintains an acceptable cumulative grade point average as outlined in the scholarship contract.  Listed below are the requirements for each scholarship. These scholarships are awarded to incoming first-degree students by the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.  All admitted students are automatically considered for merit based scholarships and no separate application is required.  Because students may also be eligible for need based financial assistance through the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid, a scholarship candidate should apply for additional financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1st.

    Academic scholarships are awarded only to students who will be enrolled at Marygrove College full time (a minimum of 12 credit hours) for the semester for which they are admitted.  Scholarships are divided equally over the fall and winter semesters.  Incoming first–degree freshman students are offered academic scholarships for up to four years/eight semesters; first-degree transfer students are offered academic scholarships for up to three years/6 semesters (excluding summer semester).  Students are required to enroll full time and complete a minimum of 12 credits hours each semester and maintain the minimum GPA as listed in the scholarship award.  Students who fall below the requirements for renewal must appeal for reinstatement of their scholarship to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. Students may receive more than one scholarship, however, the scholarships cannot be in excess of the cost of a students’ college expenses (tuition, fees, room, board, and books).

    Full Tuition Scholarship Award

    A limited number of full tuition scholarships are awarded each year to incoming freshmen and transfer students.  Full tuition scholarships are for tuition (12 – 18 credits), required fees (registration and activity), and books up to the allowable maximum, and are based on a combination of grade point average, engagement within the academic community, and community service hours performed.  To be considered, the Office of Recruitment and Admissions must receive all materials no later than March 31.

    Presidential and Trustee Scholarship Awards

    Academic scholarships are awarded to new, full time, freshmen and transfers by the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.  They are based on the student’s grade point average of 3.00 or above at the time of admission to the College.  The current scholarship range is $4,700 - $10,500 per academic year.  An application for undergraduate admission and all required academic transcripts are required for consideration of these scholarships.

    Talent Award – Art, Dance, or Music 

    Recipients of these awards are determined by the academic departments of each of the three areas of Talent.  A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required, along with an audition or portfolio review.  An acceptable ACT/SAT score is required for high school students, and a minimum of 24 accepted transfer credits are required for transfer students.

    All of the above scholarships may not exceed tuition (except for the full scholarship recipients).  Scholarships are for the Fall and Winter semester and are equally divided.  To maintain the scholarships a minimum 3.0 GPA and enrollment in at least 12 credit hours each semester is required.  The awards are for a maximum of 8 semesters for freshmen, 4 semesters for transfers (excluding summer semester).  Students who fall below the requirements for renewal after the first year may appeal for reinstatement to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.

    If you have questions about scholarships, please contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 313.927.1240.

    In addition to the Marygrove Scholarships and Grants, the college awards several scholarships named to honor a specific individual. These scholarships are not administered by the Office of Admissions.  The scholarships, their criteria, and the method of recipient selection follow

    The Briggs-Fisher Foundation Scholarship for Urban Leadership

    This scholarship is awarded to a full time student with financial need, who is a member of a community traditionally underrepresented in higher education, and who has demonstrated interest in effecting positive change in the Detroit community, with a stated commitment to remain in the Detroit area after graduation.

    The Sister Suzanne Fleming, IHM, Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to women who are majoring in the sciences, arts or social justice.  Faculty members of the science, art, and social justice departments select their respective recipients.

    The Sister John Clement Hungerman Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore or junior who has successfully completed at least 24 credit hours at Marygrove College with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. The recipient of the award must also have demonstrated a financial need. A committee comprised of an academic Dean, the Chairperson of the Honors and Academic Review Committee, and the Director of Financial Aid selects the recipient from students nominated by the faculty and administration.

    The Maria Kostecke Murphy Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to a woman majoring in mathematics. The faculty of the mathematics department selects the recipient.

    The Margaret DeSantis Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to the sophomore or junior receiving the St. Catherine Medal for academic achievement, leadership and service. The recipient is selected by vote of faculty and administrators.

    The DeVlieg Foundation Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded by the English and Modern Languages department to a first, second, of third year student who excels in the study of language and literature.

    The Connie Chapper Bernardi Scholarship

    This scholarship is given by the religious studies department  to an outstanding student majoring in religious studies.

    The Krystyna Hogan Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded by the social science department to a social science major who exemplifies commitment to lifelong learning.

    Sister Mary McGrath, IHM Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded by the education department to a sophomore or junior in child development or early childhood education who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the field and who has achieved high academic success.

    Sister Rita Killeen, Ihm Urban Educational Leadership Scholarship

    Awarded to a Marygrove undergraduate teacher Education student during his/her junior or senior year who demonstrates strong academic performance and whose commitment to the education of children is made visible through educational service in an urban school.

    The Oldani Performing Arts Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded by the visual and performing arts division to a deserving student who is pursuing a career in the performing arts.

    The Hagop and Nevart Vanerian Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded by the Music department to a deserving student pursuing a career in music.

    The Helen Wessel Cherniak Scholarship

    This scholarship  is awarded by the social work department to a student having strong academic credentials in social work and the potential to make a contribution to their community.

    The Sister Christina Schwartz, IHM Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded by the social work department to a social work major who has demonstrated extensive volunteerism and community service on social justice issues in Detroit.

    The Shay Family Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to a returning Marygrove student who has exhibited academic and leadership excellence, and high ethical standards of conduct.  The recipient is selected by vote of the faculty.

    TUITION DISCOUNTS

    The College offers several discounts as follows:

    Family Discount

    Tuition discounts of 5% of total tuition are available when several members of an immediate family (i.e., parents and children) are registered at Marygrove College.

    Staff Education Assistance Benefits

    All permanent full- and part-time employees of the College are eligible for education assistance benefits. Family members (legal dependents) of employees are eligible for a tuition discount. For more complete information regarding the requirements for these benefits, see the Marygrove College Employee Handbook.

    Senior Citizen Grant

    Senior citizens (aged 65 or older) are eligible for a 50 percent reduction in tuition costs for undergraduate and graduate courses. When applying for senior citizen grants, students should be prepared to present proof of age. The grant does not apply to courses taken at Consortium institutions and can be applied only to tuition.

    This is a step-by-step process in applying for and accepting financial aid at Marygrove College. You may be redirected from this web site if you click on any of the links.

    Step 1: File the FAFSA

    The primary vehicle for awarding financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the application for all federal, state and many Marygrove College financial aid programs. For maximum consideration for available aid programs, we recommend you file your FAFSA by June 1st, however you may file your FAFSA at any time during the academic year.

    To begin, gather your and your spouse’s (if applicable) W2s and federal tax return.  If you are enrolling during the 2012-2013 (Fall 2012, Winter 2013 and/or Summer 2013) academic year, you will need your 2011 tax information and must file a 2012-2013 FAFSA.  You must file a 2013-2014 FAFSA using your 2012 tax information if you are enrolling during the 2013-2014 academic year (Fall 2013, Winter 2014 and/or Summer 2014). You will also need your parent’s information if you do NOT meet one of the following criteria:

    • You will reach the age of 24 by January 1, 2013
    • You will be working on an advanced degree (Master’s, PhD, etc.)
    • You are married as of the date of FAFSA filing
    • You have children for which you provide more than half of the support
    • You are a veteran or active member of the armed services
    • Both of your parents are deceased OR you are a ward of the court
    • You were adopted or in foster care after the age of 13.

    Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and follow the instructions for completion. You may sign the FAFSA electronically if you and your parents (if applicable) have a PIN number.   If you do not have PIN number, one may be provided to you immediately during the FAFSA filing process.  Marygrove College Title IV School Code: 002284

    Step 2: Review Your Student Aid Report (SAR)

    You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Federal Processor either by mail or email. Review this document for accuracy. Make corrections on the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.ed.gov , if necessary.

    Step 3: Check for Missing Documents

    When Marygrove College receives your FAFSA data, you will receive an email notification to your Marygrove email account.  The email will direct you to go to the WebAdvisor  “My Documents” page  where you will be able to view your FAFSA receipt date and documents required to complete your financial aid awarding.   If additional documents are required, they must be submitted before you will be awarded.

    >click here to Check for Missing Documents on WebAdvisor 

    Step 4: View and Accept Your Award on WebAdvisor

    You will be notified via your Marygrove email when your award is ready to view. You may view and accept your financial aid award on the WebAdvisor “Acceptance of Financial Aid” page.

    >click here to view and accept your award on WebAdvisor 

    Step 5: Complete Your Loan Processing

    To complete the processing of your federal student loans, you must complete Entrance Loan Counselling (first time borrowers ONLY) and sign the Direct Loan Subsidized/Unsubsidized Master Promissory Note (MPN).  If these steps are not completed, your loan will not be processed.   You may also complete this process before you have been awarded by clicking the link below. You must still accept your awards on WebAdvisor to complete the processing.   You will receive an email notification when your loan has disbursed to your student account.

    >click here to begin the Loan Processing  

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