As a student, you have the right to know:
- What financial aid programs are available.
- The deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available.
- How financial aid is distributed and how decisions on that distribution are made.
- How the student’s 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 student budget.
- What resources (such as parental contribution, other financial aid, student and family assets, etc.) are considered in the calculation of financial need.
- How much of the financial need as determined by the institution has been met.
- An explanation of the various programs in the student aid package.
- The school’s refund policy.
- What portion of the financial aid must be repaid and what portion is grant aid. If the aid is a loan, the student has a right to know what the interest rate is; the total amount that must be repaid; the repayment procedures; the length of time to repay the loan; and when repayment is to begin.
- How the school determines satisfactory academic progress and what happens if progress is less than satisfactory.
- That all documents submitted to the Office of Financial Aid are confidential.
Our website provides all of this information for you. If you have questions or need additional assistance, please contact us.
As a student and financial aid recipient, your responsibilities are to:
- Complete all documents required for financial aid accurately and to submit them before the deadlines to the proper place.
- Provide correct information. In most instances, misrepresentation of information on financial aid application forms is a violation of law and may be considered a criminal offense which could result in indictment under the U.S. Criminal Code.
- Read, understand and retain a copy of all forms requiring signature.
- Accept responsibility for all signed agreements.
- Return all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new information requested by the financial aid office or the agency to which the application was submitted.
- Be aware of the school’s refund procedures.
- Participate in an entrance interview before applying for loans from any source. The interview will review available loans and the terms and conditions of each.
- Participate in an exit interview prior to graduation or transferring to another school.
Your financial aid application was evaluated using other general information provided by you concerning your enrollment plan (full or part-time study), housing status, planned school of enrollment, dependency status, and state residency. Should any of this original information change, your financial aid package will be reviewed and may be adjusted by this office.
- A change to less than full-time enrollment may cause awards to be canceled, as some programs of financial aid are only available to full-time students.
- If you change your housing arrangements, your financial aid may be affected. If you live in off-campus housing, you may be required to document your off-campus arrangements with our office.
- If your financial aid awards assumed non-resident tuition assessment and you are assessed tuition as a resident, your financial aid will be reviewed and adjusted. If changes are necessary, our office will make the necessary adjustments to your financial aid at the time we are aware of the changes in your financial and other data.