You have the right to know what financial aid is available to you, including all federal, state and institutional programs. In addition, you have the right to know the deadlines, selection criteria, terms, policies, procedures, and regulations that apply to each of the programs.
You have the right to know how your financial need was determined and how much of it, as determined by the college, was met. This process includes how costs for tuition and fees, room and board, transportation, books and supplies, and miscellaneous personal expenses are included in your student budget.
If you have a student loan, you have the right to know the terms of the loan, such as interest rate, the total amount that must be repaid, the length of time you have to repay it, when you must start repayment, cancellation provisions, deferment and forbearance possibilities, and any special consolidation or refinancing options.
You have the right to appeal your financial aid award if you feel there are special circumstances that were not originally taken into consideration.
You have the right to know how the college determines whether you are making satisfactory academic progress and what happens if you are not.
You have the right to know how and when your financial aid will be disbursed.
You have the right to know University of Silicon Valley’s refund policies, the portion, if any, of tuition and fees that are refunded to you if you withdraw before the end of the term, and the portion, if any, of the financial aid you received that you must pay back immediately if you withdraw before the end of the term.
You have the right to expect that all information reported by you and/or your family will remain confidential and will not be released without your written consent according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
By law, you have the right to examine (with a financial aid counselor) records maintained in our office that relate to your financial aid file.
You have the right to expect equitable treatment under the college’s policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran’s status.