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 their 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 their student budget.
  • Know if they have 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 their financial aid award if they feel there are special circumstances that were not originally taken into consideration.
  • Know how the college determines whether they are making satisfactory academic progress and what happens if they are not.
  • Know how and when their 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 they withdraw before the end of the term; and the portion, if any, of the financial aid they received that must be paid back immediately if they withdraw before the end of the term.
  • Expect that all information reported by him/her and/or their family will remain confidential and will not be released without their written consent according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Examine (in the presence of a financial aid counselor) their 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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