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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities

  • Meet your financial obligations to the college.
  • Know and comply with the rules governing all financial aid you receive.
  • Read and understand all materials sent by the Financial Aid Office.
  • Accept responsibility for all agreements signed by you and keep copies of all materials for your records.
  • To provide the Financial Aid Office with all verification materials requested within the time frame given.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year prior to the college’s established priority deadline.
  • Advise the Financial Aid Office if you change your housing status from the original application and/or change your enrollment status at any time.
  • Respond promptly to any information requests from external organizations, including the NJ Higher Education Assistance Authority (NJ HESAA).
  • Notify the Financial Aid Office immediately if you expect to withdraw or take a leave of absence from the college.
  • Advise the Financial Aid Office of any additional aid (outside sources) received which are not indicated on your financial aid offer letter.
  • Maintain good standing and satisfactory academic progress as defined in the academic section of this catalog.
  • Report to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) any grants and/and scholarships which are in excess of tuition, fees and books which completing your federal tax return.

Student Rights

  • To have complete information regarding fees, payment, and refund policies available to you.
  • To have all personal and family financial information treated with sensitivity and confidentiality.
  • To have aid offers credited to their account in a timely manner.
  • To know the source(s) and amount(s) of aid for which they are eligible.
  • To submit an appeal or request a reevaluation if circumstances change.
  • To know what portion of your financial aid package must be repaid and what portion does not.