Student Rights + Responsibilities

You have the right to ask:

    • What financial assistance is available, including federal, state and institutional financial aid programs
    • What deadlines are for submitting financial aid applications
    • What cost of attendance is, and what the policy is on refunds if you withdraw
    • What criteria are used to select financial aid recipients and how it determines your financial aid eligibility; this process includes how costs for tuition, fees, room and board, books, supplies, and personal and miscellaneous expenses are considered in your budget
    • What resources (such as earned income, other financial aid and your assets, etc.) are considered in calculating your financial aid eligibility
    • How much of your financial aid eligibility has been met
    • For an explanation of the various programs in your financial aid package
    • What financial aid must be repaid and what is grant aid; if the aid is a loan, you have the right to know what the interest rate is, the total amount that must be repaid, payback procedures, the length of time you have to repay the loan and when repayment begins
    • What the policy is on satisfactory academic progress

It is your responsibility to:

    • Read all documents you are sent regarding your application for assistance and contact the financial aid office in writing if corrections are needed
    • Review and consider all information about a school’s program before you enroll
    • Pay special attention to your application for student financial aid, complete it accurately and submit it to the right place. (Intentional misreporting of information on application forms for federal financial aid is a violation of law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under the U.S. Criminal Code).
    • Return all requested documentation in a reasonable amount of time
      Read and understand all forms you are asked to sign and keep copies of them.
    • Sign and return the Financial Aid Notification if you wish to decline any aid offered by the financial aid office Accept responsibility for all agreements you sign
    • Notify your lender of changes in your name, address or school status
      Perform in a satisfactory manner the work that is agreed upon in accepting a Federal Work-Study award Know and comply with your school’s refund procedures