Student Rights

You have the right to ask the college:

  1. What it costs to attend and what its refund policies are if you drop out.

  2. How the college determines whether you are making satisfactory academic progress and what happens if you are not.

  3. What financial help is available, including information on all federal, state, and college financial aid programs, not just loans.

  4. About the deadlines for submitting applications for each financial aid program and how recipients are selected.

  5. How your financial need is determined, including how costs for tuition, fees, room, board, transportation, books, supplies, personal and miscellaneous expenses are considered in your cost of attendance.

  6. What resources (such as parental contribution, other financial aid, personal assets) are considered in the financial need calculation, and how much of your financial need, as determined by the college, is met.

  7. To explain the various programs in your financial aid package, and how and when you'll receive your aid.

  8. To reconsider your financial aid application, if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

  9. How much of your financial aid must be paid back, and what portion is grant or gift aid. You have the right to know what the loan interest rate is, the total amount that must be repaid, payback procedures, when repayment begins and how long you have to repay.

  10. How to apply for additional aid, if your financial circumstances change.

  11. To disclose the percentage of its students who complete the college's programs, the percentage who transfer out and its job placement rates.

  12. About the effect outside scholarships may have on your financial aid award.

  13. For its statistics on crimes committed on and off camps and for its campus safety policies and procedures.