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Financial Aid Rights and Responsibilities

Communicate in a thorough and timely manner

  • Respond immediately to all correspondence from the University.
  • Check your e-mail for messages regarding your student account or aid status.
  • Always include your social security number and student identification number on all correspondence and telephone messages.
  • Contact a Financial Aid Officer to answer questions or provide additional information.
  • Keep the University informed of your current name and address at all times!

You have a right to:

  • Know what financial assistance is available, including information on all Federal, State, and Institutional Financial Aid Programs and how it will be disbursed or applied to your account.
  • Know the procedures and deadline for submitting applications for each available Financial Aid Program.
  • Know how the institution selects its Financial Aid recipients.
  • Know how and when payments will be made and the refund policy for students who withdraw.
  • Request a review of the Financial Aid package should there be changes in your family’s ability to meet costs of attendance. The deadline for special circumstances appeals is November 1, 2003.
  • Know how the institution determines whether you are making Satisfactory Academic Progress and what happens if you are not meeting those requirements.
  • Be fully informed of the terms and provisions of loan payments, including typical repayment schedules.

You have a responsibility to:

  • Pay special attention to your Application for Financial Aid, complete it accurately, and submit it on time to the proper place.
  • Know and meet all deadline dates for applying or reapplying for aid.
  • Provide complete and accurate information.
  • Provide all documentation, corrections, and new information requested by The Office Of Financial Aid, Scholarships and Student Employment or the agency to which the application is submitted.
  • Notify the institution of any information that has changed since first applying for Financial Aid.
  • Read, understand, and keep copies of all forms that you are asked to sign.
  • Repay student loans.
  • Attend any necessary loan entrance and exit interview sessions.
  • Be aware of all published Financial Aid policies, understand them, and comply with these policies.
  • Notify the University immediately if your name and/or address change.