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?