Student's Rights and Responsibilities

Rights - You have the right to know:

  • What financial aid programs are available both need based and non-need based federal financial aid
  • How you apply for aid
  • The deadline for submitting applications for each of the programs
  • How financial need is determined in general
  • The requirements for continued eligibility
  • The cost of attending SU (once official figures are available).
  • The resources considered in calculating the individual financial need
  • SU’s Title IV refund policy - for a student who formally withdraws or unofficially withdraws (drop-out)
  • The financial aid disbursement procedures
  • The terms and conditions of employment in the FWS program
  • The instructional, laboratory, and other physical plant facilities associated with the academic programs 
  • A list of the faculty and other instructional personnel
  • The availability of FSA program funds for study abroad programs
  • What portion of the financial aid received must be repaid and what portion is grant aid
  • Source and amount of each type of aid that is offered
  • The details regarding any loan offered
  • Certain statistics, policies, and a description of programs that promote campus safety
  • The satisfactory academic progress requirements and procedures for aid recipients
  • Salisbury University’s graduation rates, completion and transfer out rates
  • Information about the student’s rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act  

Responsibilities - It is your responsibility to:

  • Inform the Financial Aid Office of any change in enrollment status, residency or grade level changes
  • Notify the Financial Aid Office of any non-university aid that you received
  • Notify the Financial Aid Office of aid you are receiving that is not indicated on your award notification (excluding aid from  the Maryland State Scholarship Administration)
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress requirements
  • Complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time
  • Provide correct information (misreporting information on financial aid forms is a violation of the law and may be considered a criminal offense)
  • Use financial aid funds solely for educational purposes
  • Promptly return all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and new information requested by the Financial Aid Office
  • Update your Bio/Demo information through your GullNet account
  • Read, understand, and keep copies of all forms that you are asked to sign 
  • Understand that you are not permitted to receive federal/state financial aid at two different institutions simultaneously
  • Repay all loans according to the terms agreed upon at the time the loan was accepted and the promissory note signed.
  • Complete and submit the Course Load Change form if you are not going to attend SU as a fulltime student each semester.
  • Read and fully understand the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy.
  • Check your "To Do List" daily
  • Read your SU email frequently - our MAIN form of communication
  • Be aware that you are not permitted to receive federal/state financial aid at two different institutions simultaneously.