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Financial Aid

  • Student rights and 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)
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