Financial aid rights

If you are eligible for aid, you have the right to:

  1. Expect your financial aid eligibility will be determined in an equitable manner consistent with federal regulations and institution policies.
  2. Be considered for those programs for which you qualify, as long as money is available.
  3. Receive complete information about how your financial aid eligibility was determined.
  4. Obtain full information about financial aid programs and pertinent regulations, policies and procedures.
  5. Receive information about your debt burden as a result of receiving loans.
  6. Receive information about monthly and total repayment options available as well as debt management strategies.
  7. Expect that your financial records, your parents' financial records and your award information are kept confidential in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
  8. Expect notification of your financial aid offer and any adjustments to it.

Financial aid responsibilities

When you accept your financial aid award, you agree to fulfill your obligations as a financial aid recipient.

  1. It is your responsibility to report additional resources (such as other financial assistance) and any changes to those resources to CCC's Financial Aid Office. If the receipt of additional resources results in an over award (financial aid and resources exceed your need or the cost of attendance), you may be required to pay back a portion of your financial aid received and financial aid for subsequent terms may be reduced.
  2. You are responsible for supplying complete and accurate information used to determine your eligibility for aid.
  3. You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  4. You must be admitted to CCC and be admitted and enrolled in a degree or certificate program, or be taking required preparatory coursework for admittance into a degree or certificate program.
  5. You must not have borrowed in excess of any Title IV loan limit.
  6. If you withdraw from school prior to finishing your classes, you may be expected to repay a portion of the financial aid disbursed to you.
  7. You are responsible for reporting any change in your enrollment status.
  8. When you have signed a promissory note for a loan, you are responsible for informing your loan servicer of changes in your name, address, Social Security Number and graduation date.
  9. If you are borrowing from the Federal Direct Loan program for the first time at CCC, you must complete a loan counseling session and sign a Master Promissory Note at studentloans.gov.
  10. If you are awarded Federal Work Study and begin a job, you are expected to perform the work in a satisfactory manner.
  11. You must sign a Statement of Educational Purpose (included on the FAFSA) declaring that any aid funds received will be used for expenses related to attendance at CCC and that you owe no refund nor are you in default of any aid received for attendance at any institution.