Student rights and responsibilities

A page within Financial Aid

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)