Financial Aid & Scholarships Student Rights and Responsibilities

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You have the right:

  • To know all the federal, state, and institutional student financial assistance programs available, including both need-based and non-need-based programs.
  • To know the procedures, forms, deadlines, and eligibility requirements to apply for assistance and the criteria for selecting aid recipients and determining the amount of aid awarded.
  • To know the cost of attending the college, how those costs are determined, and how your student budget is developed.
  • To know what resources we have considered in calculating your financial need, how the resources were calculated, and how much of your calculated need has been met.
  • To know the standards required for maintaining satisfactory academic progress for financial aid eligibility.
  • To know how and when disbursement of financial aid is made, the college's refund policy for costs paid to the college, and any refund due to Title IV student assistance programs.
  • To know the terms and conditions of any loans, employment, scholarships, or grant aid you receive.
  • To know the policies and procedures used to maintain confidentiality of financial aid records. Only those individuals who directly handle the application have a right to know or access the information. Barton complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
  • To know the academic programs of the college, the facilities available, and the faculty and instructional personnel.
  • To know the names of bodies that accredit, approve, or license the institution and its programs, and how their documents may be reviewed.
  • To know the completion of graduation rate of students.
  • To know campus security policies and crime statistics.
  • To know what facilities and services are available to students with disabilities.

It is your responsibility:

  • To read and consider all information about the college before you enroll.
  • To complete all Barton application forms thoroughly and accurately and submit them to the appropriate office(s) by required deadlines.
  • To accurately and honestly complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Errors can result in long delays. False or misleading information is a criminal offense and is subject to a $10,000.00 fine, imprisonment, or both.
  • To read, understand, and accept responsibility for all forms or agreements you sign. We recommend you keep copies for your records.
  • To notify your student loan lender of changes in your name, address, and school status.
  • To perform the work agreed upon when you accept a work-study award.
  • To know and to comply with the following Barton policies and procedures as they relate to financial aid: withdrawal, refund/repayment, satisfactory academic progress, debt management, and enrollment status for aid disbursement.
  • To keep your address and phone number current with the Office of Admissions and Records.