Student Accounts

Before Graduation

Please note the following: All students must have been approved to graduate by the Office of the Registrar. Your student account must be paid in full to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

Hold Policy for Graduating Students

Dominican University encourages students to participate in their commencement 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 commencement. Note that Student Accounts stops taking personal checks two weeks prior to graduation. During this time you are welcome to pay in the office by cashier's check, money order, or cash. You may also pay online through CASHNet with MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.

Currently, Dominican University will hold diplomas and official transcripts until all balances are paid in full. Students with balances owed to the university will be restricted from participating in the commencement ceremony. This year the restriction will not apply to students with the following payment arrangements, since their final payment will be received after the commencement date. These students will be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony as long as the scheduled final payment will completely cover the unpaid balance:

  • Teach for AmeriCorps Students


Under special circumstances, Dominican University may allow a student to participate in the commencement ceremony with an open balance. All special circumstances will be considered by appeal. For consideration, a student will need to submit an appeal to Terri Shimkus. If the appeal is approved, the student will be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony. NO student participating in the commencement ceremony will be allowed to pick up their diploma and/or transcripts until the balance is paid in full.

For additional information, contact Student Accounts,