Lakeland University Student Rights & Responsibilities

Student Rights

Each student has the right to:

  • Know what financial aid is available, including aid from federal, state and institutional programs. In addition, a student has the right to know the deadlines, selection criteria, terms, policies, procedures, and regulations that apply to each of the programs.
  • Know how his/her financial need was determined and how much of it, as determined by the college, was met. This process includes how costs for tuition and fees, transportation, books and supplies, and miscellaneous personal expenses are included in his/her student budget.
  • Know if he/she has a student loan, the terms of the loan, such as interest rate, the total amount that must be repaid, the length of time allowed for repayment, when repayment must start, cancellation provisions, deferment and forbearance possibilities, and any special consolidation or refinancing options.
  • Appeal his/her financial aid award if he/she feels there are special circumstances that were not originally taken into consideration.
  • Know how the college determines whether he/she is making satisfactory academic progress and what happens if he/she is not.
  • Know how and when his/her financial aid will be disbursed.
  • Know the college's refund policies; the portion, if any, of tuition and fees that is refunded to the student if he/she withdraws before the end of the term; and the portion, if any, of the financial aid he/she received that must be paid back immediately if he/she withdraws before the end of the term.
  • Expect that all information reported by him/her and/or his/her family will remain confidential and will not be released without his/her written consent according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Examine (in the presence of a financial aid counselor) his/her financial aid records which are maintained in the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Expect equitable treatment under the college's policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran's status.

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