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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students receiving Financial Aid have certain rights and responsibilities under the Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, College Work-study Program, Guaranteed Student Loan and other aid programs.  The applicant must, without exception, report any of the following changes to the Financial Aid Office; (a) withdrawal from school; (b) transfer to another school; (c) dropping below half-time status; (d) name change; (e) address change or parents’ address change.

If student loans have been received, an exit interview must be arranged with the Financial Aid Office when graduating or withdrawing from Coffeyville Community College.  Failure on the aid recipient’s part to make some satisfactory arrangements for the settlement of a campus account by the due date may result in one of the following official actions: (a) a hold placed on the student’s records; (b) refusal of future financial awards.

The financial assistance applicant is responsible for obtaining, completing, and filing each year the proper financial application, statements, forms, etc., in a timely basis.  The applicant has the right to seek and receive full information and counsel from the Financial Aid Office in regard to any financial aid matter.  If the family’s financial circumstances change due to death, divorce, disability, long-term unemployment or low income, the applicant may become eligible for more assistance.  The applicant must take the initiative in notifying the office of these changes.

An applicant for financial aid must return all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new information requested by either the Financial Aid Office or the agency to which the applicant submitted his/her application or confidential statement.

The applicant is responsible for reading and understanding all forms that must be signed and for keeping copies of them.  The applicant accepts responsibility for all agreements he/she signs.  When accepting a College Work-study award, the student must perform the work that was agreed upon by the student and the supervisor.  The student is also responsible for understanding the school’s refund procedures and policies.