Student Rights & Responsibilities
It is the student's right to know:
- what financial assistance is available
- deadlines for submitting applications
- cost of attending the University
- elements of determining financial need and how much need has been met;
- University's refund and repayment policy
- University's satisfactory academic progress policy and terms of student loans.
- How financial aid eligibility is determined.
It is the student's responsibility to:
- review all information about the University
- complete all required application forms accurately
submit all requested information in a timely manner
- read and understand forms which require a signature
- comply with all deadlines
- comply with the refund and repayment policy
- maintain a satisfactory level of academic progress and notify lender of any status changes.
Students and parents or spouses both provide information needed to accurately assess a student’s need for financial aid; however, once a student is enrolled and has submitted their financial aid information, students are covered under the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 and information regarding the student is not released to parents. Parents or spouses wishing to receive information may ask the student to provide the financial aid office a written statement giving them access to student information. The student is under no obligation to provide such access.