Moraine Valley Community College || Financial Aid || Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Rights

You have the right to ask Moraine Valley about the following:

  • the names of its accrediting or licensing organizations;
  • academic programs, instructional laboratories, physical facilities, and faculty;
  • the cost of attending and the refund policy;
  • financial assistance available, including information on all federal, state, private, and institutional
  • financial aid programs;
  • procedures and deadlines for submitting applications for financial aid;
  • criteria used to select financial aid recipients;
  • the procedure for determining financial need. The process includes how costs for tuition and fees, room and board, transportation, books and supplies, and personal and miscellaneous expenses are considered in the cost of education. It also includes what resources (parent/student contribution, assets, and other aid) are considered in calculating need;
  • how much financial need, as determined by the institution, has been met;
  • each type and amount of award in the financial aid package;
  • a reconsideration of the aid package if you believe an error has been made;
  • academic standards of progress—what they are and what happens when you are not in compliance;
    special facilities and services to persons with disabilities;
  • the interest rate on student loans, the total amount which must be repaid, the length of time required for repayment, the date of repayment, and any cancellation and deferment provisions which apply; and
  • information regarding a federal work-study job—the type of job, hours to be worked, duties, rate of pay, and when and how payment is made.

Responsibilities

You have the responsibility to do the following:

  • review and consider all information about the school’s program before enrolling;
  • pay special attention to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, complete it accurately, and submit it on time to the correct address or via the Web. Errors can delay receipt of financial aid;
  • provide all additional documentation, verification, corrections and/or new information requested by either the Financial Aid Office or the agency to which the application has been submitted;
  • read, understand, and retain copies of all forms which have been signed;
  • comply with the provisions of any promissory note and all other agreements which have been signed;
  • notify the school of a change in name, address, or attendance status (half-time, three-quarter-time, or full-time). If you have a loan, the lender must also be notified of these changes;
  • perform the work agreed upon in a Federal Work-Study job in a satisfactory manner;
  • understand Moraine Valley’s refund policy; and know, understand, and comply with the Academic Standards of Progress for recipients of financial aid.