Student Rights & Responsibilities

Rights & responsibilities of financial aid recipients

Financial Aid recipients have the right to:

  • Accept, reject, or seek adjustment to your financial aid without prejudice.
  • Know how much aid will be received per term and when it will be disbursed.
  • Know the terms of any work program you are employed under.
  • Know the interest rate of any loan offered, the amount to repay, the repayment procedures, the length of time to repay the loan, and when the repayment begins.
  • Access your financial aid file.
  • Seek financial counseling.
  • Privacy of information regarding your financial aid file. Information from a student's file will not be released to anyone (except necessary school staff) without a written consent.
  • Receive financial aid as long as you are eligible.
  • Appeal any award decisions you feel warrant consideration due to an office error, emergency, or circumstance beyond your control.

Financial Aid recipients have the responsibility to:

  • Check each term's financial aid awards against the notification letter.
  • Know if you are in default on any loans and/or owe aid repayments, you will be denied further aid.
  • Know that if you receive aid which exceeds your calculated need, you must repay the excess.
  • Provide accurate, factual information on all financial aid forms requested, within 45 days of the request.
  • Notify the Financial Aid Office of any change in name or marital status.
  • Reapply for financial assistance annually.