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Rights and Responsibilities

When you receive financial aid through West Virginia University (including its divisional campuses), you assume certain rights and responsibilities.

You have the right to:

  • Apply for additional assistance within regulatory guidelines when increased financial need can be demonstrated and funds are available.
  • Appeal a decision regarding your financial aid eligibility.
  • Expect and receive confidentiality of your financial aid award information.
  • Reapply for financial aid eligibility each year within the guidelines of the West Virginia University system financial aid satisfactory academic progress standards.
You have the responsibility to:
  • Report any change in your or your parent's financial situation from that reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Report any education loans, grants, scholarships, or fellowships received from other sources.
  • If you are an aid recipient, monitor your coursework to ensure you are meeting all aid requirements and enrollment standards, including enrollment in degree-pursuant coursework.
  • Not engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance.
  • Attend class on a regular basis and to make normal progress toward graduation (repeated withdrawals from courses will jeopardize your eligibility to receive financial assistance).
  • Repay educational loans according to the promissory note you signed.
  • Complete an exit interview if you receive funding through the Federal Perkins Loan program, Federal TEACH Grant, or Federal Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loan programs.