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  • Palo Alto University 2014-2015 Catalog

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    Palo Alto University 1791 Arastradero Road

    Palo Alto, CA 94304-1337 Ph: (800) 818-6136 Fax: (650) 433-3888

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    PALO ALTO UNIVERSITY 2014-15 CATALOG

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    SECTION I – INTRODUCTION TO .............................................................13 PALO ALTO UNIVERSITY (PAU)

    Palo Alto University Profile ......................................................................15 Overview...........................................................................................................15 Core Purpose ...................................................................................................15 Core Values ......................................................................................................15 Vision ................................................................................................................16 Institutional and Program Accreditation ............................................................16 Governance and Administration .......................................................................16 Executive Team ................................................................................................16 The President's Council ................................................................................16 The Provost's Council ...................................................................................17 The Faculty Senate.......................................................................................17 The Program Faculty ....................................................................................17 The Student Council .....................................................................................17 The Staff Council ..........................................................................................17 Campus Safety .................................................................................................17 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 ........................................18

    Institutional Policies and Campus Diversity .......................................19 Commitment to Diversity ..................................................................................19 Statement of Nondiscrimination .......................................................................19 Accommodation of Disabled Students .............................................................20 Disability Accommodations ...........................................................................20 Service Animal Policy ...................................................................................20 International Students Courtesies.................................................................21 Residential International Students Courtesies ..............................................21 Video Capture of Classroom Lectures and Other Classroom Events ............22 and Activities

    Resources and Facilities — PAU Campus ...........................................22 Omar Seddiqui Research Library and Department of Academic Technology ..22 Research Library and Academic Technology Staff...........................................22 Collections .......................................................................................................22 Research Library and Academic Technology Services and Resources ...........23 Computer Labs .................................................................................................23 School Setting ..................................................................................................23

    Financial Aid .................................................................................................24 Financial Aid Calendar .....................................................................................24 What Financial Aid Covers ...............................................................................24 The Financial Aid Process at PAU ...................................................................25 Deadlines: .....................................................................................................25 Undergraduate Deadlines: ............................................................................25 Eligibility: Basic Requirements for Federal Aid .............................................26 Required Documents: ...................................................................................26 FAFSA Application: ...........................................................................................26 Financial Aid Questionnaire:.............................................................................26 Financial Aid Programs ....................................................................................27

    Graduate Fellowships (Grants) ........................................................................27 Federal Pell Grants (Undergraduate students) ................................................27 Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (Undergraduate students) ..............27 Student Employment ........................................................................................28 Student Loans ..................................................................................................28 Satisfactory Academic Progress:......................................................................29 SAP Standards for Graduate Programs ...........................................................29 Cumulative Minimum Grade Point Average: .................................................29 Average Credit Units per Quarter (Full time students only): ........................30 Maximum Length of Study (Maximum Time Frame): ...................................30 SAP Requirements for Undergraduate Students .............................................31 Cumulative Minimum Grade Point Average: .................................................31 Average Credit Units per Quarter (Full time students only): ........................31 Maximum Length of Study (Maximum Time Frame): ...................................31 Financial Aid Eligibility Status definitions: ........................................................32 Good ............................................................................................................32 Warning .........................................................................................................32 Suspension ..................................................................................................32 Probation.......................................................................................................32 Timing of Review Process: ...............................................................................32 Re-Establishing Financial Aid Eligibility ............................................................32 Third Party Release Forms (FERPA) ...............................................................33 Student Loan Deferment Request Forms and Verification of Enrollment ........33 Refunds and Repayments ................................................................................33 Calculation of the "Return of Unearned Federal (Title IV) Aid" for ..................34 Financial Aid Recipients Leave of Absence .............................................................................................34 Process Overview ............................................................................................35 Withdrawal Date ...............................................................................................35

    Veterans Benefits ........................................................................................36 Military Education Benefit Programs available at Palo Alto University ............36 Health Professions Scholarship Program (Psychologists) ...............................36 Veterans Benefits – Prior Credit Policy for Veterans ......................................37 (Undergraduate Programs Only) Student Responsibilities to Begin Receiving Benefits ......................................37 Responsibilities of Students Receiving Education Military Benefits ...............37 Your Role to Continue to Receive Benefits .....................................................38 Reporting Requirements ...............................................................................38 Class Registration .........................................................................................38 Changes to Schedule ...................................................................................38 Failure to Attend Class .................................................................................38 Change of Major ..........................................................................................38 Change of Address ......................................................................................38 Your Role as a Student—Irrespective of your VA Benefit Program .................39 Regular Attendance .....................................................................................39 Unsatisfactory Progress ................................................................................39 Classes not completed .................................................................................39 Called to Serve ................................................................................................39 Policy ..........................................................................................................

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