Rights & Responsibilities
12-13 Award Information
As a financial aid recipient, a student has the following rights:
- Access to accurate and timely information on financial aid deadlines and procedures.
- Access to personal financial aid records and information as defined by the Buckley Amendment of 1974.
- The choice of accepting all or only part of the assistance offered.
- Access to a review of the award package should the student’s financial situation change. Included in this right is the opportunity to appeal.
Along with these rights students have the following responsibilities:
- To provide accurate information to be used in the aid process. Misrepresenting information is a violation of the law and could result in indictment under the U.S. Criminal Code.
- To inform the Financial Aid Office of any significant changes to a student’s financial situation (scholarships, gifts, earnings, funding, etc.) in excess of $200 that were not listed in the application, or any other change in circumstances, such as a change in student status or marital status, that may influence the award. Failure to report these changes can result in federal legal action to recover aid funds.
- To understand the loan obligation. With a loan as part of the student’s package, future earnings are pledged to pay present school costs. Loan conditions should be read carefully; ask questions.
- To maintain academic satisfactory progress and attendance toward the completion of the technical training program.
- To repay any financial aid received when students were not eligible.
- To continue receiving financial aid, students must reapply each academic year.