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Students’ Rights and Responsibilities

Students receiving financial aid have rights and responsibilities. Student applicants must, without exception, report any of the following changes to the Office of Financial Aid: (a) withdrawal from school, (b) transfer to another school, (c) any change in enrollment status, (d) name changes, (e) address change or parents’ address change, and (f) joining military service.

Students are responsible for obtaining, completing, and filing the proper financial aid application, statements, forms, etc., each year on a timely basis. Students have the right to seek and receive full information and counseling from the Office of Financial Aid in regard to any financial aid matter. If the family’s financial circumstances have changed due to death, divorce, marriage, disability, long-term unemployment or low income, students’ eligibility may change. Students must take the initiative in notifying the Office of Financial Aid of these changes.

Correct information must be provided on all financial aid forms. False reporting of information on financial aid application and/or forms is a violation of law and may be considered a criminal offense which could result in indictment under the U.S. Criminal Code.

Students applying for financial aid must return all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new information requested by either the Office of Financial Aid or the agency to which the financial aid application or confidential statement was submitted.

Students are responsible for reading and understanding all forms requiring signature and for obtaining copies of them. Students must accept responsibility for all agreements signed. Students are also responsible for understanding the College’s refund policies and procedures.