Students who have any outstanding financial obligations left to the university will not receive their diploma until those issues are settled. These can include, but are not limited to, tuition payments, exit interviews, library fines, parking tickets, etc. In addition, the university will not release your diploma or your transcripts to you or future employers until such issues are settled.
Typically, in order to receive your diploma at Commencement, financial holds must be removed. Contact Buckeyelink on Lane to determine what you need to complete to lift any holds you may have. If you have recently been in contact with this office to resolve ahold, then check back with the office in a few days to confirm that the hold has been removed.
Students who must complete an exit interview as a part of their financial assistance program typically are sent an email notification with instructions. However, in case your email server filtered out this notification, here are the most common online exit interviews: Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Loan
There may also be other types of holds that could prevent you from receiving your diploma. You can view any holds you might have on your Student Center at Buckeye Link. Not all holds will prevent you from receiving your diploma, so be sure to review the details of any hold you might see on your account. For example, a hold that was placed because you did not complete the Financial Responsibility Statement will not affect your diploma—that hold just prevents you from registering for classes until the statement has been completed.