Your Rights and Responsibilities

Your Rights

Access to accurate and timely information on financial aid problems, procedures and deadlines.

Access to personal financial aid records and assurance of the confidentiality of family financial information as defined by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Unless required by law, freedom to accept all or part of the aid offered. Unless required by law, the award of one form of aid will not be contingent upon accepting another type of aid. You must notify the Financial Aid Office in writing of any aid programs you wish to reject.

Review of your award package if your financial situation, course load or personal status changes. Included in this right is the opportunity for a formal appeal process. To request this review, submit the appropriate form and attach documentation to verify the change in your situation.

Your Responsibilities

Provide accurate information to the Financial Aid Office. 

Satisfy all requirements associated with each type of aid you accept.

Maintain satisfactory academic progress in your eligible degree or certificate program.

Re-apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.gov each academic year as soon after October 1st as possible to continue to receive aid for future years. The academic year begins each summer quarter.