Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights

Students have the right to obtain from the College the following:

  • The types of financial assistance available, including information on all federal, state, local and institutional financial aid programs.
  • The criteria used to select financial aid recipients.
  • How to apply for financial aid and the deadlines.
  • The type of financial assistance received and how the amounts of each were determined.
  • How the cost of attendance budget was developed at A-B Tech (tuition/fees, books and supplies, room and board, personal and miscellaneous, transportation etc.).
  • What resources (such as parental contribution, other financial aid, your assets etc.) are considered in the calculation of your need.
  • How and when the financial aid will be distributed.
  • What portion of the financial aid you received must be repaid and what portion is grant aid.  If the aid is a loan, you have the right to know what the interest rate is, the total amount that must be repaid, the payback procedures, the length of time you have to repay the loan, and when repayment begins.
  • How A-B Tech’s financial aid office determines whether or not you are making satisfactory academic progress for financial aid and the consequences if you are not.
  • The policy for withdrawals and refunds for students who drop out.

Student Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of students to:

  • Notify the school/financial aid office of any change in name, address, telephone number or major.
  • Complete financial aid applications completely and accurately and submit them by the deadlines.
  • Supply all additional documentation, verification, corrections and/or new information requested by the financial aid office.
  • To notify the financial aid office of any financial assistance received from sources outside of the college to prevent over awards of financial aid.
  • Read, understand and keep copies of all forms which they are asked to sign
  • Understand the college’s withdrawal and refund policy.
  • Understand the financial aid office’s Return to Title IV refund policy and the consequences of withdrawing.

When requesting a Direct Loan, students must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN), Entrance Counseling and Financial Literacy Counseling online at www.studentloans.gov.  They will submit their Direct Loan Request form to the Financial Aid Office for processing to indicate their interest in receiving the loan.  Once no longer attending at least half-time, students are responsible for completing Exit Counseling at www.studentloans.gov.

Updated 5.9.14

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