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 policy.
- 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 offered.
- Accreditation status.
- Student retention and completion data.
- 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 manner.
- 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 benefits.
- Notifying the Office of Financial Aid of a change in enrollment status.
- Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress.
- Reapplying for aid each year
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 conviction.
- Third offense: Indefinitely from the date of the third conviction.
For the sale of illegal drugs:
- First offense: Two years from the date of conviction.
- Second offense: Indefinitely from the date of the second conviction.
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.