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Student Rights and Responsibilities

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 application(s) for financial aid;
  • Cost of attendance and how financial need is determined;
  • The type and amount of assistance you will receive, and how and when you will be paid;
  • That all application information is treated with the highest level of confidentiality;
  • The eligibility criteria for awarding aid;
  • The conditions of any loan you accept;
  • The job description and starting pay rate for any student job you accept;
  • How the Standard of Academic Progress is determined;
  • Requirements in the case of withdrawal, refunds, and repayment of financial aid;
  • The contents of your financial aid file, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and to request an appeal if you believe a mistake has been made;
  • Your financial aid package will be reviewed upon your request if family and/or financial circumstances have changed;
  • Campus security and crime statistics. This is available through the Office of Public Safety

As a student, you have the responsibility to:

  • Establish plans to meet your educational and living expenses;
  • Submit all forms required to complete the application process in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Monitor your NSU email and student and financial aid accounts in SharkLink/Self-Service Banner, which are the Office of Student Financial Assistance’s official means of communication;
  • Read, understand, and retain copies of all information and/or forms that are sent to you and all other documents you sign;
  • Comply with the provisions of any aid received, as well as any promissory note(s) and all other agreements you sign;
  • Notify NSU of all resources (especially outside resources) you receive that are not listed on your award letter;
  • Keep NSU informed of any change of address, name or marital status while you are a student, and until all loans have been repaid in full;
  • Use aid only for educational expenses related to attending the University;
  • Maintain satisfactory progress;
  • Register and attend classes for the number of hours required for your aid disbursement;
  • Perform satisfactorily in any work assignments accepted through student employment programs.
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