Student Borrower Rights and Responsibilities2017-02-01T18:20:16-05:00

Student Borrower Rights and Responsibilities

Student’s Rights
The student has a right to know:

  • What financial aid programs are available
  • The deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available
  • How financial aid is distributed
  • How the student’s financial need was determined
  • How much of the determined financial need has been met
  • An explanation of the various programs in the student’s aid package
  • The College’s tuition refund policy in case the student withdraws
  • What portion of the financial aid is loan and must be repaid and what portion is non-repayable grant/scholarship aid
  • For loans awarded: what the interest rate is, the total amount that must be repaid, the repayment procedures, the length of time to repay the loan, and when the repayment is due to begin
  • How the School of Music determines satisfactory academic progress and the consequences if such progress is not met
  • That all documents submitted to the School of Music Office are confidential.


Student’s Responsibilities
The student’s responsibilities are to:

  • Read the information that the School of Music is required to provide about policies
  • Complete all required documents accurately and submit them before the deadlines to the proper places
  • Provide correct information: in most instances, misrepresentation of information on financial aid application forms is a violation of law and may be considered a criminal offense that could result in indictment under the U.S. Criminal Code. Misrepresentation may also result in disciplinary action.
  • Supply all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new information requested by the School of Music Office or the agency to which the application is submitted
  • Read and keep copies of all forms requiring a signature
  • Be aware of the terms of the assistance programs awarded
  • Accept responsibility for all signed agreements including the repayment of loans according to the stated terms, School of Music requirements for awards accepted
  • Notify the School of Music promptly and in writing of any changes in financial circumstances that occur after submission of the aid application
  • Notify the School of Music promptly and in writing of any change in academic status from that of being a full-time student in good academic standing