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    Financial Aid Recipients’ Rights and Responsibilities

    Moraine Park Technical College Financial Aid paperwork on table

    Student Rights

    Students have a right to know:

    • What financial assistance is available, including federal, state and institutional aid.
    • The deadlines for submitting applications.
    • What criteria are used to award the various financial aid programs.
    • How financial need is determined, including what the Cost of Attendance is.
    • What resources are considered in calculating financial need and how other resources affect their need.
    • That the information they give to the Financial Aid Office will be treated confidentially.
    • Policies for students who withdraw.
    • An explanation of the various funds in the financial aid package, including which financial aid programs must be repaid and which do not.
    • How they can have their financial need reviewed if their family circumstances have changed.
    • How Satisfactory Academic Progress is determined and how it might affect their financial aid eligibility.

    Student Responsibilities

    Students have the responsibility to:

    • Complete a financial aid application on time and accurately. Students must reapply for all financial aid programs annually.
    • Provide any additional information requested for the processing of their Financial Aid file (such as Federal tax returns, tax transcripts, verification worksheets, or other documentation).
    • Read and understand all forms that they are asked to sign and keep a copy of such forms for their record.
    • Use financial aid for educational expenses only.
    • Make Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
    • Inform the Financial Aid Office of any additional Financial Aid they receive such as scholarships, outside grants, assistantship or other educational/tuition assistance.
    • Repay all loans according to the terms of the promissory note. Students who default on a loan are not eligible for additional Financial Aid.
    • Perform their Federal Work-Study job in a satisfactory manner.
    • Know and comply with any refund procedures.

    Inform Moraine Park if their personal information changes such as:

    • Their permanent or local address
    • Their enrollment status (credit load)