It is your responsibility to:
- Review and consider all information about the school’s program before your enrollment.
- Complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time. Errors can result in long delays in your receipt of financial aid. Intentional misreporting of information on application forms for federal financial aid is in violation of the law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under U.S. Criminal Code.
- File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online for the fastest processing of your application after you have submitted your 2020 federal taxes. You can also submit a paper FAFSA. In either case, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) as the output summary.
- If your SAR needs corrections, you may make them online or consult with your financial aid counselor.
- You may be asked to verify the information on your application forms. You may need to obtain a copy of your IRS transcript.
- Return all additional documentation, verification, corrections and/or new information to the financial aid office.
- Read and understand all forms that you are asked to sign and keep copies of them.
- Accept responsibility for all agreements you sign.
- Notify CCV of change in address, name, or any other information which may affect our ability to contact you. If you have a loan, notify the lender of changes in your name, address, or school enrollment status.
- Perform the work that is agreed upon in accepting a Federal Work-Study award.
- Know and comply with the deadlines for application or reapplication for aid. You must apply again each year.
- Know and comply with CCV’s refund procedures.
- Be familiar with the consequences of dropping a class, withdrawing from a class, and not making satisfactory academic progress.
- Attend classes! If you never attend classes, or stop attending before your financial aid application process is completed, you may not receive aid, grants, or loans to pay your tuition bill with the College. If you stop attending before the end of the term, your aid may be reduced or canceled. In either case you will owe a refund to the College.
- If you are a loan recipient and your attendance falls below 6 credits, or you are graduating from or leaving CCV, complete an exit interview with your Financial Aid Counselor.
- Seek resolution of complaints regarding the award of financial aid at CCV through procedures as outlined in the Complaint Resolution for Students policy.
All financial aid information supplied to the Community College of Vermont by a student, or in support of the student’s application, will be held in strict confidence and will be used by the Financial Aid Officer only to determine the amount and type of award for which the student may be eligible.