Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Fraud
Financial Aid Office Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Students have the right to receive courteous service from financial aid staff
- Students have the right to be provided timely and accurate service
- Students have the right to be provided information about their financial aid application
- Students have the right to confidentiality concerning their application as guaranteed by the Federal Right to Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Students have the right to appeal to Financial Aid for not meeting federal guidelines for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
A student who attempts to obtain financial aid by fraudulent means will be suspended from financial aid for unsatisfactory conduct. The college will report such instances to local law enforcement agencies, to Student Aid Commission, and to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General. Restitution of any financial aid received in such manner will be required. Giving false or misleading information can cause a student to be fined up to $20,000, sent to prison, or both.