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Rights and Responsibilities

Rights and responsibilities

HACC electronically disseminates required student consumer and 'Right-To-Know' Act information. Federal regulation permits this.

Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a financial aid recipient. La información está también disponible en español. 

  • Provide accurate information. Misrepresentation of information is a violation of the law. It could result in indictment under the U.S. Criminal Code.
  • Read all materials HACC and other agencies send you. Read, understand and retain copies of forms requiring a signature.
  • Use financial aid solely for direct and indirect educational expenses.
  • Know and understand the financial aid implications of changing your course status. This includes withdrawing and/or dropping courses. It also          applies if you quit attending.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress (pdf).
  • Enroll in courses that apply directly to your academic program.
  • Report private sources of aid to the Office of Financial Aid Services. These include scholarships and loans.

What do I have the right to know?

You have the right to know:

  • What financial aid programs HACC or the government offers
  • How HACC or the government determines financial need
  • What criteria HACC or the government uses to determine how much aid it awards
  • The type and amount of assistance you will receive
  • How much of your need has been met
  • When you will receive the funds
  • What is needed to continue to receive financial aid
  • The confidentiality of your documents. HACC complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
  • The terms and conditions of any loan you accept and notification of exit counseling
  • The terms and conditions of any student employment job
  • HACC's refund policy for withdrawing or not attending
  • The appeal process for any decision made by the Office of Financial Aid Services

How can I file a complaint?

HACC must provide current and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with state agencies (pdf). This is due to federal regulations.

How can I learn more about disclosures for federal student aid programs?