Rights and Responsibilities

Student’s Rights and Responsibilities


Your Rights To:

  • Have confidential protection of your financial aid records as mandated by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA);
  • Know what financial aid programs that are available at Galveston College;
  • Know the deadlines for submitting the appropriate applications or documents to the financial aid office;
  • Request an explanation of the awarded funds in your financial aid package;
  • Consult with the Financial Aid Office staff concerning your financial aid application, cost of attendance and/or financial eligibility;
  • Be informed of financial aid policies and procedures;
  • Decline your financial aid award(s) in writing.

Your Responsibilities To:

  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP);
  • Access your GC email account on a regular basis to receive correspondence from the Financial Aid Office in a timely manner;
  • Read, understand, and keep copies of all forms submitted or provided either from the Galveston College Financial Aid Office or other financial aid agencies;
  • Re-apply for financial aid each year;
  • Provide additional documentation, verification, information, or corrections as requested by the Financial Aid Office;
  • Complete all application forms accurately, and submit them on time;
  • Provide correct information as wrongful reporting can be a violation of federal law;
  • Accept responsibility for all agreements that you sign;
  • Repay any over award of financial aid;
  • Understand the sources of financial aid you receive and whether the aid is a loan, grant, or scholarship. If the aid is a loan, you must know to whom repayment is to be made and terms of repayment;
  • Keep the Galveston Colleges’ Admissions Office informed of your correct address and phone number at all times, during school, and after graduation until all loans are repaid;
  • Keep your lender or servicer informed of your correct information including your name, address, and enrollment status;
  • Complete exit counseling if you received a loan from the Financial Aid Office prior to your separation from Galveston College, either by withdrawal, dropping below six (6) credits, or graduation;
  • Sign up and attend an Entrance Counseling Loan Workshop prior to applying for loans ;
  • Perform the work that is agreed upon in accepting a Federal Work-Study award in a satisfactory manner;
  • Request personal assistance if you have questions or do not understand the information provided to you.

In Person

Financial Aid Office