Rights and Responsibilities

5You have the right:

  • To privacy.  All records and data submitted with your application for financial aid will be treated confidentially.
  • To accept or decline any offer of financial assistance.
  • To an explanation of how your financial need was determined.
  • To be notified before your aid is cancelled.

You have the responsibility:

  • To read and understand all financial aid documentation and to provide correct information.
  • To apply for financial aid each year by completing the FAFSA and submitting any supporting documentation required by the Financial Aid Office.
  • To maintain satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the AUSB catalog.
  • To repay with interest (if required) any aid advance to you for which you are not or were not eligible.
  • To complete a loan counseling session online. To repay on time any loans advanced to you.
  • To keep your lender and the AUSB Registrar’s Office informed at all times of your current address and changes to your name.
  • To report any changes in resources, including scholarships from private organizations.
  • To use financial aid funds only for educational related expenses.

Important things to remember:

  • Student loan funds will not be released until a Master Promissory Notes is signed.
  • A refund of any excess financial aid received will be sent from the Student Accounts Office within 14 days of disbursement.
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed each academic year (July 1 through June 30) for which you wish to receive aid.