Student Rights & Responsibilities

As a student consumer, you have the RIGHT to:

  • Be informed of the correct procedures for applying for aid, cost of attendance, types of aid available, how financial need is determined, criteria for awarding aid, how academic progress is determined and what you have to do to continue receiving aid.
  • Be informed of the type and amount of assistance you will receive, how much of your need has been met and how and when you will be paid.
  • Appeal any decision of the financial aid office with regard to your application.
  • View the contents in your financial aid file, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
  • Know the job description and rate of pay for any student job you accept.
  • Advised of the requirements in cases of withdrawal, such as refunds or repayment of financial aid.

Class Attendance - Title IV Requirements

A student must begin attendance in all of his or her courses to retain an enrollment status and award amounts are based on this enrollment status. Chipola College will take roll the first two (2) weeks of class. Students failing to appear on a professor's class attendance verification form within the first 2 weeks of class, will be required to verify attendance to the Financial Aid Office prior to receiving a financial aid disbursement. Students are considered to have begun attendance for Distance Learning/On-Line Classes by completing the course orientation, submitting course assignments to the professor, or initiating contact with the professor concerning course requirements. Failure to begin attendance in any course will result in a lower enrollment status and an award reduction.


  • Complete application materials correctly and submit them on time.
  • Read all materials sent to you from the Office of Student Financial Aid agencies awarding your aid; read, understand and keep copies of all forms you sign.
  • Know and comply with rules governing the aid you receive.
  • Provide additional documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new information requested by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • Comply with the provisions of any promissory notes and all other agreements you sign.
  • Use financial aid only for expenses related to your college attendance.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Notify the Office of Financial Aid of any resources not considered during your original need analysis and aid not listed on your award letter. Failure to notify us can jeopardize your future financial aid.
  • Keep your local and permanent addresses and phone numbers current by contacting the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Register for the required number of hours eligible for a grant or scholarship.