2020-2021 Student Handbook

Rights and Responsibilities of the Financial Aid Recipient

You have the right to:

  • Information regarding financial aid application procedures, cost of attendance, aid available and renewal requirements.
  • Confidential protection of student financial aid records. The contents of a financial aid file are maintained in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
  • Request a review of decisions made by the CF Financial Aid staff. A letter explaining the student's situation in detail should be submitted to the director of Financial Aid.

You have the responsibility to:

  • Complete applications correctly and on time.
  • Read and understand all materials sent to the student from the Office of Financial Aid and other financial aid agencies by mail and electronic communication, including the student's Patriot Mail; keep copies of all forms and materials submitted.
  • Know and comply with the rules governing aid program(s).
  • Comply with the provisions of any student loan promissory notes and all other agreements that are signed.
  • Register for the appropriate number of credits for the aid program and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Register only for courses required for the student's current program of study.
  • Request personal assistance is the student has questions or does not understand the information provided.
  • View the student's financial aid status on the MyCF student portal for up-to-date information.