Consumer Information

Student Rights:
You have the 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.

  • You have the right to know the procedures and deadlines for submitting an application for each of the financial aid programs available.
  • You have the right to know how financial aid will be disbursed, how decisions on that distribution are made, and the basis for these decisions.
  • You have the right to know how your financial need was determined. This includes how costs for tuition and fees, room and board, travel, books and supplies, and personal expenses are considered in your need.
  • You have the right to request an explanation of the various programs in your financial aid package.
  • You have the right to know your schools refund policy for students who withdraw.
  • You have the right to know what portion of the financial aid you receive must be repaid and what portion is grant aid. If the aid is a loan, you have the right to know the interest rate, the total amount that must be repaid, the repayment procedures, the length of time you have to repay the loan, and when repayment will begin.
  • You have the right to know how the school determines whether you are making satisfactory academic progress and what happens if you are not.
  • You have the right to know your school's refund policy.

Student Responsibilities:
You must be aware of and comply with the deadlines for application and reapplication for financial aid. You must complete all application forms accurately and completely and must submit them on time to the right place. You must provide correct information. In some instances, intentionally reporting inaccurate information on federal financial aid application forms is a violation of the law and may be considered a criminal offense that could result in indictment under the U.S. Criminal Code. You must submit all additional documentation, verification documents, corrections, and/or new information requested by either the Financial Aid Office or the agency to which you submitted your application. You are responsible for reading and understanding all forms that you are asked to sign and for keeping copies of them. You must accept responsibility for all agreements that you sign.

*For additional information on financial aid, please consult the following websites:

www.ed.gov
www.fafsa.ed.gov