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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 application for each financial aid fund.

Award Information

Types of Aid Available

The Award Letter

Disbursement of Financial Aid

Bookstore Charge Policy

Summer Term Students

Financial Aid - Your Rights

Financial Aid - Your Responsibilities

  • 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) and 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 change your expected enrollment prior to the beginning of a term.
  • 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.

Related Information:

Student Right to Know Disclosures


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