Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities
As a student, you must:
  • Complete all forms accurately and truthfully
  • Submit all required documents on time
  • Pay special attention to and accurately complete your application for student financial aid (FAFSA)
  • Read and understand all documents and forms that must be signed and keep copies for your files
  • Accept responsibility for all agreements that you sign
  • Notify GPC and the lender (for your loans) of any changes in address
  • Know and comply with GPC refund procedures
  • Perform in a satisfactory manner the duties agreed upon in accepting a federal work-study position
  • Know and comply with application deadline dates
  • Complete registration for all of your courses at the beginning of the semester before the last day of drop/add
  • Be a degree-seeking student
  • Ask questions about what you don't understand, do not assume

Student Rights
As a student, you have the right to know:

  • What financial aid programs are available and how you can qualify for them
  • The deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs
  • How financial need was determined and what items were considered in your budget
  • How much of your financial need, as determined by GPC, has been met
  • What portion of the aid received is a loan and what portion is a grant
  • The amount of the monthly loan payment (for loans you may have) and when the repayment must start
  • GPC's policies concerning required attendance, enrollment, and academic standing
  • How GPC determines satisfactory progress, what happens if requirements are not met, and how eligibility may be re-established
  • How GPC distributes student financial aid
  • How and when financial aid will be disbursed
  • Names of accrediting organizations
  • The cost of attendance
  • The refund/repayment policy
  • How and when you will be paid
  • What services are available to the disabled
  • Drug and alcohol abuse prevention information
  • Privacy rights as prescribed by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act