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Rights & Responsibilities

Student Rights

As a student applying for or receiving financial aid, you have the right to know:

  • What financial aid programs are available through Clatsop Community College.
  • The procedure and deadlines for submitting applications for each financial aid program.
  • How the college determines if you are making Satisfactory Academic Progress and what happens if you are not.
  • The repayment consequences of withdrawing from school.
  • What portion of financial aid received must be repaid.  If the aid is a loan, you have the right to know the interest rate, the total amount to be repaid, the repayment procedures, when repayment begins, and how much time you will have to repay the loan.
  • How to appeal any decision concerning your financial aid.
  • How eligibility is determined, including the cost of education, and how aid is awarded.
  • How and when you will be paid.

Student Responsibilities

As a student apply for and receiving aid, it is your responsibility to:

  • Apply early.  Financial aid processing can take 4+ weeks from the time you submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive your Award Letter.  Apply as early as possible before the term you are requesting aid or you will need to plan accordingly.
  • Be officially admitted to a Clatsop academic program and become familiar with the requirements.
  • Complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time.
  • Read and follow instructions when submitting documents, corrections or additional information to Clatsop or other agencies.
  • Read, understand and keep a copy of any form you are asked to sign.
  • Notify the Financial Aid Office of any change in address, name, terms of attendance or enrollment status.
  • Perform all work agreed upon after accepting a Federal Work Study job.  See that the hours worked each month are correctly reported and that the amount earned does not exceed the maximum award each term.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to continue receiving aid.
  • Repay student loans after you leave school or drop below half time enrollment.
  • Not be in default on a student loan or owe a repayment to any federal financial aid programs at any college you may have attended.

These links below apply to all registered students 

Last Updated: 
February 10, 2016, 3:25 pm
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