Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students have certain rights and responsibilities when receiving financial aid.

You have the right:

  • To know the types of federal, state, institutional and private aid available.
  • To know procedures, dates and deadlines and eligibility requirements to apply for financial aid.
  • To know the cost of attending the university.
  • To know Satisfactory Academic Progress standards that students must meet.
  • To know how and when financial aid is disbursed.
  • To know the terms and conditions of any loans or other financial aid.
  • To know how to contact financial aid for assistance with your financial aid questions.
  • To know how to purchase required books and supplies.
  • To know the general terms and conditions for federal work study employment provided to students as part of their financial aid award package.

It is your responsibility:

  • To read and consider all information about Purdue University Northwest before you enroll.
  • To accurately and honestly complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • To use your financial aid for educational expenses related to enrollment at Purdue Northwest.
  • To turn in any requested documentation or satisfy outstanding requirements related to your financial aid.
  • To read, understand and accept responsibility for all forms or agreements you sign. We recommend you keep copies for your records.
  • To notify the Office of Financial Aid if you are attending more than one school at the same time. You may only receive financial aid at one school each term.
  • To contact the Office of Financial Aid prior to enrollment changes in order to understand the effect those changes may have on your financial aid.
  • To report any student loan default or grant overpayment to the Office of Financial Aid.
  • To notify Purdue Northwest and your loan servicer of any changes in your name, address or school enrollment status.