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Student Responsibilities & Rights

You have a responsibility to:

  • Establish plans to meet your educational and living expenses;
  • Read all emails sent to your USF e-mail address; this is the primary way OFA will contact you about your financial aid while you are a student at USF;
  • Stay informed by regularly checking your status in OASIS;
  • Apply for financial aid early, if you need financial assistance;
  • Submit all forms required to complete the application process in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Read, understand, and retain copies of all information and/or forms that are sent to you, or that you must sign;
  • Notify OFA of all sources of funds you receive that are not already showing on your Financial Aid Award Offer or in OASIS;
  • Meet the financial aid and/or scholarship terms and conditions to remain eligible for aid;
  • Satisfactorily perform and work assignments accepted through student employment programs.
  • Understand the impact of academic decisions on your financial aid.

You have a right to:

  • Be advised of what financial aid programs are available and how to apply for them and meet required deadlines;
  • Be advised of consumer information requirements as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)
  • Be advised of requirements in the case of withdrawal, refunds, and repayment of financial aid;
  • Have all application information treated with the highest professional confidentiality;
  • Methods and frequency of disbursement of aid
  • Request a review of your financial aid awards if you believe a mistake has been made, or if your enrollment status or family and/or financial circumstances have changed;
  • Be advised of how the school determines whether you are making satisfactory progress for financial aid, and what happens if you are not in compliance.
  • Be considered for financial aid if you enroll in a program of study abroad approved for credit by the home institution.