Student Rights

Students have the right to know:

  • what financial assistance is available, including information on all federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs;
  • the deadline for submitting applications for each program;
  • how financial aid will be distributed, and the criteria used by the College to select financial aid recipients;
  • how financial need is determined – this includes how costs for tuition and fees, room and board, travel, books and supplies, personal and miscellaneous expenses, etc. are considered in the budget;
  • the amount of financial need that has been met;
  • the school’s refund policy;
  • what portion of the financial aid package received must be repaid and what portion is grant;
  • what resources (such as parental contribution, other financial aid, assets, etc) are considered in the calculation of his/her need;
  • how the school determines if students are maintaining satisfactory progress, including the 150% rule, and how to re-establish progress.

Student Responsibilities

Students are responsible for:

  • reading, understanding, signing, and accepting responsibility for all forms they are asked to provide;
  • completing all application forms accurately and submitting them on time to the appropriate office;
  • returning additional documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new information requested by the Financial Aid Office;
  • informing the Financial Aid Office of any additional assistance received for educational expense;
  • accepting responsibility for all agreements and/or certifications signed;
  • notifying the lender, if a loan is included in the aid package, of changes in name, address, or school enrollment status;
  • knowing and complying with the College’s refund policy and the Return of Title IV Funds;
  • notifying the Financial Aid Office of changes in enrollment status, including a complete withdrawal from the College;
  • complying with all application deadlines;
  • paying any costs not covered by financial aid.