You have the right to know:

  • What financial aid programs are available.
  • Deadlines for submitting applications for aid.
  • How your financial aid will be distributed.
  • How your financial need was determined.
  • The College's refund policy.
  • What portion of your aid package is "gift aid" and what must be repaid.
  • The effect outside scholarships may have on your financial aid award.
  • If the aid is a loan, you have the right to know the interest rate, repayment amount and procedures, length of time to repay and when repayment begins.
  • How the college determines if you are making satisfactory academic progress, and what happens when you are not.
  • You have the right to accept, decline or seek adjustment to your financial aid award(s).
  • Information you give to the Office of Financial Aid will be treated confidentially.
  • You may contact the Office of Financial Aid if you believe that special conditions exist affecting your financial need that warrants an adjustment to your financial aid package. If you experience a change in family circumstances, such as loss of employment, death, separation or divorce, extremely high medical expenses that affect your ability to pay your educational costs, an appeal may be appropriate.

It is your responsibility to:

  • Apply for financial aid every year.
  • Complete the FAFSA application form accurately and submit it on time.
  • Provide correct information. Information found to be knowingly falsified may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General.
  • Provide all additional documentation requested by the Financial Aid Office
  • Read all forms you sign.
  • Keep copies of all your financial aid records.
  • If required, you must register with the Selective Service System.
  • Complete the required entrance and exit loan counseling sessions.
  • Repay all loans in accordance with the terms of your promissory notes.
  • Notify your lender if any of the following occurs before your loan is repaid: change of name, change of address
  • Notify the Financial Aid Office if you change your enrollment status (i.e. full-time to below full-time)