Student’s Rights & Responsibilities

Helpful Hint - FAFSA

Apply for financial aid assistance early. The FAFSA is available on October 1st of every year.

Helpful Hint - Deadlines

Do not ignore deadlines! Respond to all requests from CCCC in a prompt manner.

As a student, you have the right to know:

  • What financial aid programs are available and how to apply for them;
  • Procedures and deadlines for submitting applications for financial aid programs;
  • The Financial Aid Cost of Attendance Budget and how financial need is determined;
  • The type and amount of assistance you will receive and an explanation of each award;
  • How and when your financial aid assistance will be disbursed;
  • All application information is treated with the highest level of confidentiality;
  • The eligibility criteria for awarding financial aid;
  • How your satisfactory academic progress status is determined;
  • Requirements in the case of withdrawal, refunds, and repayment of financial aid;
  • Names of the accrediting or licensing organizations for the college
  • You have the right to submit a request for Professional Judgment to have your financial aid file reviewed if family and/or financial circumstances have changed.

As a student, you have the responsibility to:

  • Submit all forms/documents required to complete the application process in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Read, understand, and retain copies of all information and/or forms that are sent to you and all other documents you sign;
  • Comply with and accept responsibility for any financial aid received and all other agreements you sign;
  • Notify CCCC of any and all financial resources you receive that are not listed on your financial aid award letter;
  • Keep CCCC informed of any change of address, name, and/or marital status while you are a student;
  • Use financial aid only for educational expenses related to attending CCCC;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress;
  • Register and attend classes required in your major and for the number of hours required for your financial aid disbursement;
  • Complying with employment requirements for Federal Work-Study.
  • Understand the College's refund policy and the Financial Aid/VA Office’s Return to Title IV Refund policy
  • File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each academic year