Financial Aid Rights and Responsibilities
As a student recipient of financial aid, you have a number
of rights and responsibilities.
Students Have the Right to Know
- Financial aid programs available
at National University of Health Sciences, including how a student
applies for financial aid.
- Criteria used to determine
financial aid eligibility and calculate financial need.
- Terms and conditions of all
awards made by the Office of Financial Aid.
- Cost of Attendance, Student
Refund, Return of Title IV funds, and Withdrawal
- Interest rate of the loan, the
total amount to be repaid, repayment procedures, when payment
begins, and the length of the repayment period.
- Procedure for reducing or
cancelling the student loan.
- Academic programs
- Student retention and completion
- Financial aid policies
surrounding Satisfactory Academic Progress.
- Special facilities and services
available for the handicapped.
- Campus security statistics and
crime prevention programs.
- Rights under Family Education
Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Students are Responsible For
- Completing all forms accurately
and by the published deadlines.
- Submitting information requested
by the Office of Financial Aid staff in a timely
- Keeping the Office of Financial
Aid and the Office of the Registrar informed of any changes in
address, name, marital status, financial situation, or any change
in student status.
- Reporting to the Office of
Financial Aid any additional assistance from non-university sources
such as scholarships, loans, fellowships, and educational
- Notifying the Office of
Financial Aid of a change in enrollment status.
- Maintaining Satisfactory
- Reapplying for aid each
Loss of Eligibility Due to a Drug Conviction
A student, who is convicted of a state or federal offense
involving the possession or sale of an illegal drug that occurred
while the student was enrolled in school and receiving Title IV
aid, is not eligible for Title IV funds. (An illegal drug is a
controlled substance as defined by the Controlled Substance Act and
does not include alcohol and tobacco.)
A borrower's eligibility is based on the student's
self-certification on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA). Convictions that are reversed, set aside or removed from
the student's record, or a determination arising from a juvenile
court proceeding do not affect eligibility and do not need to be
reported by the student.
A student who is convicted of a drug-related offense that
occurred while the student was enrolled in school and receiving
Title IV aid loses Title IV eligibility as follows:
For the possession of illegal drugs:
- First offense: One year from the date of conviction.
- Second offense: Two years from the date of the second
- Third offense: Indefinitely from the date of the third
For the sale of illegal drugs:
- First offense: Two years from the date of conviction.
- Second offense: Indefinitely from the date of the second
A school must provide a student who loses Title IV eligibility
due to a drug-related conviction with a timely, separate, clear and
conspicuous written notice. The notice will advise the student of
his or her loss of Title IV eligibility and the ways in which the
student may regain that eligibility.