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Student Rights and Responsibilities
Safeguarding Customer Information
Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Financial Aid Recipient
The U.S. Department of Education and the KWU Student Financial Planning Office want you to know:
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
- to know what financial assistance programs are available at your school
- to know the deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial assistance programs available.
- to know how your financial need was determined. This includes how costs for tuition and fees, room and board, travel, books and supplies, personal and miscellaneous expenses, are considered in your budget.
- to know what resources, such as parental contribution, other financial assistance, your assets, etc., were considered in the calculation of your need.
- to know how much of your financial need, as determined by the institution, has been met.
- to request an explanation of the various programs in your student assistance package.
- to know your school’s refund policy.
- to know what portion of the financial assistance you receive must be repaid and what portion is grant assistance. If the assistance is a loan, you have the right to know what the interest rate is, the total amount that must be repaid, the repayment procedures, the length of time you have to repay the loan,
- to know how the school determines whether you are making satisfactory progress and what happens if you are not.
- to obtain other consumer information concerning student retention and completion rate which is available upon request.
- to information concerning academic programs, facilities and faculty, which is located in the Kansas Wesleyan University catalog.
- You must complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time to the right place.
- You must provide correct information. In most instances, misreporting information on financial assistance application forms is a violation of law and may be considered a criminal offense, possibly resulting in indictment under the U.S. criminal code.
- You must return all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and /or new information requested by either the Enrollment and Financial Services office or the agency to which you submitted your application.
- You are responsible for reading and understanding all forms that you are asked to sign and for keeping copies of them.
- You must accept responsibility for all agreements that you sign.
- You must perform the work that is agreed upon in accepting a Federal Work Study Award.
- You must be aware of and comply with the deadlines for application or reapplication for assistance.
- You should be aware of your school’s refund procedures.
- All schools must provide the information to a prospective student about the school’s past student retention and the completion rates of various programs. You should consider this information carefully before deciding to attend a school.
Net Price Calculator
WHAT DOES NET PRICE MEAN?
Net Price is the amount that a student pays to attend an institution in a single academic year AFTER subtracting scholarships and grants the student receives. Scholarships and grants are forms of financial aid that a student does not have to pay back.
WHAT IS A NET PRICE CALCULATOR
Net price calculators are available on a college’s or university’s website and allow prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account. Click here to view KWU's Net Price Calculator!
Equity in Athletics
WHAT DOES EQUITY IN ATHLETICS MEAN?
All coeducational institutions of higher education that participate in federal student aid programs and have intercollegiate athletic programs are under the Equity in Athletic Disclosure Act of 1994, Section 360B of Public Law 103-382. Information required in this act is available for inspection by students, prospective students or the public in the KWU Athletics Department Office or online on The Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool webpage (search for Kansas Wesleyan University).
WHAT DOES CAMPUS CRIME MEAN?
The Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool is brought to you by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education. This analysis cutting tool was designed to provide rapid customized reports for public inquiries relating to campus crime and fire data. The data are drawn from the OPE Campus Safety and Security Statistics website database to which crime statistics and fire statistics (as of the 2010 data collection) are submitted annually, via a web-based data collection, by all postsecondary institutions that receive Title IV funding (i.e., those that participate in federal student aid programs). This data collection is required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool and click on “Get data for one institution/campus," then search for Kansas Wesleyan University.
College Affordability and Transparency Center and College Navigator
WHAT IS THE COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY CENTER?
The College Affordability and Tranparency Center contains information for student, parents, and policymakers abour costs at america's colleges and universities. The website allows users to view school information and also includes the College Scorecard, which displays the typical student cost, graduation rate, loan default rate and median borrowing. The site alos links to the College Navigator, which allows students to search for schools they might want to attend accroding to various criteria. Go to the College Navigator and search for Kansas Wesleyan University.
WHAT IS CONSUMER INFORMATION?
Consumer information includes the disclosure of information about Kansas Wesleyan University. each of these items listed above, along with other Consumer information is listed and available here.