Financial Aid Rights and Responsibilities | Western Technical College

Financial Aid Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights

Students have a right to know:

  • What financial assistance is available, including: federal and state aid.
  • The deadlines for submitting applications.
  • The criteria used to award the various financial aid programs.
  • How financial need is determined, including what the Cost of Attendance is.
  • The resources considered in calculating financial need and how other resources affect their need.
  • That the information they give to the Financial Aid Resources and Planning Services Office will be treated confidentially.
  • Policies for students who withdraw.
  • An explanation of the various funds in the financial aid package, including which financial aid programs must be repaid and which do not.
  • They can have their financial need reviewed if their family circumstances have changed.

How Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is determined and how it might affect their financial aid eligibility.

Student Responsibilities

Students have the responsibility to:

  • Complete the financial aid application (FAFSA) on time and accurately. Students must reapply for all financial aid programs annually.
  • Provide any additional information requested for the processing of their Financial Aid file (such as Federal tax returns, tax transcripts, verification worksheets, or other documentation).
  • Read and understand all forms that they are asked to sign and keep a copy of such forms for their record.
  • Use financial aid for educational related expenses only.
  • Make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
  • Inform the Financial Aid Office of any additional Financial Aid they receive such as scholarships, outside grants, assistantship or other educational/tuition assistance.
  • Repay all loans according to the terms of the promissory note. Students who default on a loan are not eligible for additional Financial Aid.
  • Perform their Federal Work-Study job in a satisfactory manner.
  • Know and comply with any refund procedures.
  • Inform the Financial Aid Resources and Planning Services Office if their personal information changes such as:
    • Their permanent or local address.
    • Their residency status.
    • Their enrollment status (credit load).
    • Their classification (Undergraduate, graduate, second degree, special student).