Student Handbook

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights. Students have the right to find out from the College the following:

  1. What financial assistance is available, including information on all federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial aid programs. Students also have the right to know how the College selects financial aid recipients.
  2. What the procedures and deadlines are for submitting applications for each available financial aid program.
  3. How the College determined financial need. This process includes how costs for tuition and fees, room and board, travel, books and supplies, and personal and miscellaneous expenses are considered in the cost of education. It also includes the resources considered in calculating need (such as parental contribution, other financial aid, and assets). Students also have the right to know how much financial need has been met and how and when aid will be received.
  4. How the College determines each type and amount of assistance in the financial aid package.
  5. How the College determines whether students are making satisfactory academic progress, and what happens if not. Whether students continue to receive federal financial aid depends, in part, on whether satisfactory progress is being made.
  6. If a federal work-study job is offered, what kind of job it is, what hours must be worked, what the duties will be, what the rate of pay will be, and how and when payment will be made.
  7. Who the College’s financial aid personnel are, where the office is located, how to contact the office for information.
  8. Students have the right to know the College’s refund policy.

Students Responsibilities:

  1. Review and consider all information about the College’s programs before enrolling.
  2. Pay special attention to the application for student financial aid (FAFSA) and complete it accurately.
  3. Know and comply with any deadlines for applying or reapplying for aid.
  4. Provide all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new information requested.
  5. Notify the College of changes including name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address.
  6. Read, understand, and keep copies of all forms requiring a signature.
  7. Repay any overpayment.