Rights and Responsibilities of Financial Aid Recipients
Students have the right to:
seek financial aid counseling.
know their financial aid award is based on calculated financial need. Financial need is determined by a federal formula established by the U.S. Congress and the Financial Aid Office. Need is defined as the difference between the cost of attending school and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
know terms of federal, state and institutional financial aid programs.
accept, decline, reduce or seek adjustments to their financial aid and be considered in an equitable and consistent manner.
know their amount of aid and when it will be disbursed.
know how eligibility can be restored for those who have been declared ineligible due to unsatisfactory academic progress.
request an appeal of any decision concerning their financial aid award.