Rights and Responsibilities

All students have certain rights to information about the College and its services.  Students also have certain responsibilities.  Below are listed.

Rights

You have the right to ask a College...

  • The names of its accrediting and licensing organizations. You also have the right to ask for a copy of the documents describing the institution's accreditation or licensing.
  • About the College's programs, its instructional, laboratory, and other physical facilities, and its faculty.
  • If a school advertises its job-placement rates as a means of attracting students, what information it has to back up its claims.
  • What financial assistance is available, including information an all Federal, State, and Institutional Financial Aid Programs?
  • Who the College's financial aid personnel are, where they are located, and how to contact them for information.
  • What are the deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available?
  • What is the cost of attendance and what is the refund policy?
  • What criteria are used to select financial aid recipients?
  • How is financial need determined? This process includes how costs for tuition and fees, room and board, travel, books and supplies, personal and miscellaneous expenses, etc., are considered in your budget.
  • What resources (such as parental contribution, other financial aid, your assets, etc.) are considered in the calculation of your need?
  • How much of your financial need, as determined by the institution, has been met? What portion of the financial aid you received must be repaid, and what portion is grant aid? If the aid is a loan, you have the right to know what the interest rate is, the total amount that must be repaid, the payback procedures, the length of time you have to repay the loan and when repayment is to begin.
  • How and when you'll receive your financial aid.
  • How does the school determine whether you are making satisfactory progress and what happens if you are not.
  • Explain the various programs in your student aid package. If you believe you have been treated unfairly, you may request reconsideration of the award which was made to you.
  • What the interest rate is on any student loan you have, the total amount you must repay, the length of time you have to repay, when you must start repaying, and what cancellation or deferment (postponement) provisions apply.
  • If you are offered a Federal Work-Study job, what kind of job it is, what hours you must work, what your duties will be, what the rate of pay will be, and how and when you will be paid.
  • What special facilities and services are available to the handicapped.

Responsibilities

It is your responsibility to...

  • Review and consider all information about the College's program before you enroll.
  • Pay special attention to your application for student financial aid. Complete it accurately and submit it on time to the Financial Aid Office. Errors can result in long delays in your receipt of financial aid. Intentional misreporting of information on application forms for Federal financial aid is a violation of law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under the U.S. Criminal Code.
  • Return all additional documentation, verification, corrections and/or new information requested by either the Financial Aid Office or the agency to which you submitted your application.
  • Read and understand all forms that you are asked to sign; keep copies of them.
  • Accept responsibility for all agreements you sign.
  • Repay any student loan you have. When you sign a promissory note, you are agreeing to repay the loan.
  • Attend an entrance and exit interview at your school if you have a Federal Perkins Loan (NDSL), Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Nursing Loan.
  • Perform in a satisfactory manner the work that is agreed upon in accepting a Federal Work-Study award.
  • Know and comply with the deadlines for application or reapplication for aid. Know and comply with the College's refund procedures.
  • Notify your school of any information that has changed since you applied for financial aid, including a change in your name, address, or attendance status. If you have a loan, you must also notify your lender.
  • Understand your school's refund policy.