Student Rights and Responsibilities
A student has a right to know:
- What financial assistance is available at State College of Florida (SCF), including information on all federal, state and institutional financial aid programs;
- The deadlines for submitting applications for each of the available financial aid programs;
- How financial eligibility is determined including how costs for tuition and fees, room and meals, transportation, books and supplies, personal/miscellaneous expenses, etc. are estimated in the budget (estimated cost of attendance).
- The College's policy on refunds;
- The criteria is used to select financial aid recipients;
- How SCF determines a student's financial need. This process includes how costs for tuition and fees, room and board, travel, books and supplies, personal and miscellaneous expenses are considered in the student's budget;
- What resources (such as parental contribution, other financial aid, assets, etc.) are considered in the calculation of the student's financial aid eligibility;
- How much of the student's financial need has been met;
- Information regarding the various programs in the student financial aid package.
- What portion of the financial aid a stduents receives must be repaid and what portion is grant or "gift" aid. If the aid is a loan, the student has the right to know what the interest rate is, the total amount that must be repaid, the pay-back procedures, the length of time the student has to repay the loan and when repayment is to begin;
- How SCF determines whether a student is making satisfactory academic progress and the consequences if the student is not; and
- SCF's accreditations and any licenses.
A student has a responsibility to:
- Review and consider all information about a school's program(s) before enrolling;
- Pay special attention to the application for student financial aid, complete it accurately and submit it in a timely fashion to the Financial Aid Services Office (or the Central Processor for the FAFSA or Renewal Form);
- Provide accurate information. Errors can delay receiving financial aid. Intentional misreporting of information on application forms for federal financial aid is a violation of the law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under the U.S. Criminal Code;
- Return all addiitional documentation, verification, corrections and/or new information requested by either the financial aid services office or the agency to which an application was submitted;
- Read carefully and understand all forms requiring a signature, before signing, keep copies of them;
- Accept responsibility for all agreements signed by the student;
- Sign promissory notes for student loans, following the repayment schedule, notifying school, agency and lender of changes in name, address, social security number, or attendance, receiving entrance counseling before receipt of first loan disbursement and exit counseling before leaving SCF;
- Perform the work that is agreed upon in accepting a federal work-study position in a satisfactory manner;
- Know and comply with the deadlines for application or reapplication of aid;
- Request and comply with the school's refund procedures;
- Notify the Financial Aid Services Office when any additional financial aid received from outside sources
- Know the schedule for the disbursement of award(s); and
- Abide by conditions of any financial aid award.