Student’s Rights and Responsibility

You have the right to:

  • Be advised of what financial aid programs are available and how to apply for them.
  • 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.
  • Be advised of the procedures and deadlines for submitting application(s) for financial aid.
  • Be advised of the selection criteria for financial aid recipients.
  • Be advised of how and when financial aid funds are disbursed.
  • Request a review of your aid package 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.
  • Be advised of campus security and crime statistics.

You have the responsibility to:

  • Establish plans to meet your educational and living expenses.
  • Apply for financial aid early if you need financial assistance.
  • Only take classes required to complete degree requirements in your specified program of study
  • 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.
  • Keep UIS informed of any changes of address, name or marital status while you are a student and until all loans have been repaid in full.
  • Notify the Office of Financial Assistance of all sources of funds you receive that are not already showing on your Award Letter.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Satisfactorily perform any work assignments accepted through student employment programs.