Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Student’s Rights and Responsibilities


As a student, you have the right to know:

  • What financial aid programs are available and how to apply for them;
  • Procedures and deadlines for submitting applications for financial aid programs;
  • The Financial Aid Cost of Attendance Budget and how financial need is determined;
  • The type and amount of assistance you will receive;
  • How and when your financial aid assistance will be disbursed;
  • All application information is treated with the highest level of confidentiality;
  • The eligibility criteria for awarding financial aid;
  • How the standard of Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress is determined;
  • Requirements in the case of withdrawal, refunds, and repayment of financial aid; and
  • You have the right to ask for an appeal/Professional Judgment and for your financial aid file to be reviewed upon your request if family and/or financial circumstances have changed.

As a student, you have the responsibility to:

  • Establish plans to meet your educational and living expenses;
  • Submit all forms/documents required to complete the application process in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Read, understand, and retain copies of all information and/or forms that are sent to you and all other documents you sign;
  • Comply with the provisions of any financial aid received, as well as any promissory note(s) and all other agreements you sign;
  • Notify R-CCC of any and all resources you receive that are not listed on your financial aid award letter;
  • Keep R-CCC informed of any change of address, name, and/or marital status while you are a student, and until all loans have been repaid in full;
  • Use financial aid only for educational expenses related to attending R-CCC;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress;
  • Register and attend classes required in your major and for the number of hours required for your financial aid disbursement; and
  • Perform satisfactorily in any work assignments accepted through student employment programs at R-CCC.

Helpful Hints:

  • Apply for financial aid assistance early. The FAFSA is available every January 1 to complete.
  • You must complete the FAFSA every year.
  • DO NOT ignore deadlines – this will delay your financial aid.
  • Respond to all requests by R-CCC in a prompt manner.
  • Register for classes that are required in your major.
  • Check with the Financial Aid Office prior to changing your major, dropping a class, and/or withdrawing from the college.