Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Students' Rights & Responsibilities

Students have a right to know:

  • What Financial Aid is available, including federal, state and institutional aid
  • That the information they give to the Financial Aid Office will be treated confidentially
  • The cost of attendance and the policies for students who withdraw
  • How their Financial Aid budget and financial need was determined (including how other resources affect their need)
  • How their aid was calculated and awarded
  • What types of aid they were awarded and the criteria used to award each Financial Aid program
  • Which Financial Aid programs must be repaid and which do not
  • They can have their financial need reviewed through the Re-evaluation process if their family circumstances have changed
  • How Satisfactory Academic Progress is determined and how it might affect their financial aid eligibility

Students have the responsibility to:

  • Provide the Financial Aid Office with accurate information in a timely manner
  • Provide any additional information requested for the processing of their Financial Aid file (such as Federal tax returns, verification worksheets, or other documentation)
  • Read and understand all forms that they are asked to sign and keep a copy of such forms for their record
  • Make Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined by the Financial Aid Office
  • Inform the Financial Aid Office of any additional Financial Aid they receive such as scholarships, outside grants, assistantship or other educational/tuition assistance
  • Repay all loans according to the payment schedule. Students who default on a loan are not eligible for additional Financial Aid
  • Perform their Federal Work-Study job in a satisfactory manner
  • Know and comply with any refund procedures
  • Inform the Financial Aid Office if their personal information changes such as:
    • Their permanent or local address
    • Their residency status
    • Their enrollment status (credit load)
    • Their classification (Undergraduate, graduate, second degree, special student)
    • Change in governmental benefits (veterans, TANF)