Student Rights and Responsibilities
As a financial aid applicant/recipient, you have the following responsibilities:
- Complete all application forms accurately and in a timely manner.
- Provide correct information (misreporting information on financial aid forms is a violation of the law and may be considered a criminal offense.)
- Promptly return all additional documentation, verification, corrections and/or new information requested by the Student Financial Services Office.
- Inform the Student Financial Services Office of any other financial assistance you are receiving, such as scholarships from sources outside of the University.
- Use financial aid funds solely for educational purposes.
- Inform the Student Financial Services Office of any change in enrollment status.
- Inform the Office of Admissions and the Registrar when your address, telephone, or email changes.
- Read, understand and keep copies of all forms that you are asked to sign.
- Begin attending all classes for which you are enrolled since the first scheduled class day of the term.
As a financial aid applicant/recipient, you have the following rights:
Have access to information about:
- The costs of attending school (tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and applicable transportation costs)
- Need-based and non-need-based federal, state, institutional and private financial aid programs available to students.
- How students apply for aid and how eligibility is determined.
- How the school distributes aid among students.
- How and when financial aid will be disbursed.
- Terms and conditions of any awards you receive
- What is required to maintain eligiblity for aid
- Terms of, the schedules for, and the necessity of loan repayment and required loan exit counseling for student loan borrowers.
- The requirements for the return of Federal student aid funds when a student withdraws from school
- Whom to contact for information on student financial assistance