Rights and Responsibilities


Rights and Responsibilities

Rights and Responsibilities

How Eligibility is Determined:

Eligibility for federal student aid is based on financial need and several other factors.

Congress created a federal needs analysis methodology known as FM, which is used to calculate eligibility for federal student aid. Many state agencies also use FM to determine eligibility for need-based state grant eligibility. Students should contact their state's Department of Education for additional information on state grant eligibility.

Rights and Responsibilities of Students Receiving Financial Aid:

Students have the right to expect that:

  1. All financial aid records will be maintained in a confidential manner.
  2. Information regarding the application process, eligibility criteria, and disbursement procedures will be provided upon request.

Students have the following responsibilities:

  1. Complete and submit all financial aid applications in a timely, thorough, and accurate manner.
  2. Provide the Student Financial Services Office with all requested documentation.
  3. Read, understand, and retain copies of all forms that are distributed.
  4. Apply or reapply for any eligible federal and state grants.
  5. Report to the Student Financial Services Office all grants and scholarship awards received each year.

Gainful Employment Disclosure:

Title IV federal financial aid is available for eligible degree and certificate programs, as well as teacher preparation programs that lead to a Connecticut Educator Certification (state teacher license). Title IV aid is not available for non-degree programs or ineligible certificate programs.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP):

Students must remain in good academic standing and meet satisfactory academic progress requirements according to University policy in order to remain eligible for enrollment and financial aid. Review the University of Saint Joseph Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for more information.