Your Rights as a Financial Aid Recipient

As a financial aid student you have the right:

  • To understand how your eligibility for aid has been calculated.
  • To know the college’s process for determining the type and amount of assistance in your financial aid package.
  • For your application to be reviewed for eligibility for available funds.
  • To receive equity in applications of need analysis formulas with consistency across the college’s full population of student financial aid applicants.
  • To have access to quality consumer information.
  • To have access to information about the types of financial assistance available.
  • To know the deadlines for submitting applications for each financial aid fund.
  • To know the location and hours of the financial aid office.
  • To know the college’s criteria for selecting financial aid recipients and the process for determining your financial need.
  • To know the method and timing of payments to you.
  • To view your financial aid application and other documents.
  • To know the college’s basis for determining whether you are making satisfactory academic progress and what happens if you are not.
  • To appeal decisions made regarding your eligibility.
  • To the privacy of your information (FERPA). Privacy Policies.
  • To have policies and rules applied that do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or economic status.
  • To deny aid offered if you will not be enrolled.
  • To decline proceeds of a loan prior to its disbursement.
  • To reduce or cancel disbursed loan funds, acknowledging this could result in funds you owe the college.
  • To know how any refund or repayment of aid is calculated.

As a financial aid student you have the responsibility to understand the rights listed above and to review each term and understand the financial aid terms and conditions of award agreement.

Oregon Coast Community College