Students at Northeast State who apply for and receive financial aid have a right to the following:
on all financial assistance available, which includes all federal,
state, and institutional financial aid programs.
- Deadlines for
application of each financial aid program and for any supporting
information regarding fees, tuition, and the refund policy for those
students who withdraw or drop out of school.
explanation of how students are selected for receipt of financial
aid and how financial need is determined. This process includes a
consideration of costs of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room
and board, transportation, personal and miscellaneous expenses,
childcare, etc., plus the student's assets, parental contribution,
and other financial aid (such as scholarships).
that are considered in the calculation of student need.
- How the
financial aid package has been determined.
- How Northeast
State determines whether students are making Satisfactory
Academic Progress and what happens if they are not.
Students must take
- Reviewing and
considering all information about Northeast State’s academic
programs before they enroll.
all the application forms ACCURATELY AND FULLY and submitting them
to the right place prior to the appropriate deadline. If this is not
done, aid could be delayed since errors must be corrected before any
aid can be received. 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, and subjects the student's application to
denial. Additionally, regulations require that all cases of
suspected fraud, emanating from misrepresentation, be reported to
the Office of the Inspector General.
returning all additional documentation, verification, corrections,
and/or new information requested by either the Financial Aid Office
or the agency or agencies to which an application was submitted.
- Reading and
understanding all forms that you are asked to sign.
- Notifying the
lender (if you have a loan) of changes in name, address or
the work that is agreed upon in accepting a Federal Work-Study award
or Academic Work Scholarship.
- Knowing and
complying with the deadlines for application or reapplication for
- Knowing and
complying with Northeast State's Return
of Title IV Funds Policy.
financial aid funds if it is determined that you were ineligible to
receive the funds.
the financial aid policy for satisfactory academic progress.
Right to Appeal
Students have the
right to change or appeal the financial aid award or any other
decision of the Financial Aid Office, which does not fall under the
jurisdiction of federal or state regulations. The right includes:
answers to questions, explanations of policies and decisions, and
request for consideration.