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Student Rights & Responsibilities

In applying for financial aid, you have certain rights and accept certain responsibilities. Failure to comply with your responsibilities may result in the cancellation or reduction of your financial aid.

Rights - You have the right to know:

  • The cost of attending SCC
  • What financial aid programs are available
  • The deadline for submitting applications for each of the programs
  • How financial need is determined
  • The resources considered in calculating the individual financial need
  • Source and amount of each type of aid that is offered
  • What portion of the financial aid received must be repaid and what portion is grant aid
  • The details regarding any loan requested
  • The general conditions and terms under the college work-study program
  • The financial aid disbursement procedures
  • The requirements for continued eligibility
  • The satisfactory academic progress requirements and procedures for aid recipients
  • SCC’s refund policy
  • Certain statistics, policies, and a description of programs that promote campus safety

Responsibilities - It is your responsibility to:

  • Meet satisfactory academic progress requirements
  • Complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time
  • Provide correct information (misreporting information on financial aid forms is a violation of the law and may be considered a criminal offense)
  • Promptly return all additional documentation and new information requested by the Financial Aid Office
  • Read, understand, and keep copies of all forms regarding your financial aid
  • Use financial aid funds solely for educational purposes
  • Inform the Financial Aid Office and Admissions Office of any name, address, phone, or Social Security number change or correction
  • Inform the Financial Aid Office of any outside educational assistance, including all scholarships, etc.
  • Repay all loans according to the terms agreed upon at the time the loan was accepted and the promissory note signed.

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