Your rights as a financial aid recipient
As a financial aid student you have the right:
- To understand how your eligibility for aid has been calculated.
- To know the college’s process for determining the type and amount of assistance in your financial aid package.
- For your application to be reviewed for eligibility for available funds.
- To receive equity in applications of need analysis formulas with consistency across the college’s full population of student financial aid applicants.
- To have access to quality consumer information.
- To have access to information about the types of financial assistance available.
- To know the deadlines for submitting applications for each financial aid fund.
- To know the location and hours of the financial aid office.
- To know the college’s criteria for selecting financial aid recipients and the process for determining your financial need.
- To know the rules and regulations of the federal work-study program.
- To know the method and timing of payments to you.
- To view your financial aid application and other documents.
- To know the college’s basis for determining whether you are making satisfactory academic progress and what happens if you are not.
- To appeal decisions made regarding your eligibility.
- To the privacy of your information (FERPA). Privacy Policies.
- To have policies and rules applied that do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or economic status.
- To deny aid offered if you will not be enrolled.
- To decline proceeds of a loan prior to its disbursement.
- To reduce or cancel disbursed loan funds, acknowledging this could result in funds you owe the college.
- To know how any refund or repayment of aid is calculated.
If you are a student loan borrower, you have also have rights as a student loan borrower.