Rights & Responsibilities

You Have The Right To Know

  • The application process and deadlines for each of the available financial aid programs.
  • The cost of attendance and university policies on refunds to students who withdraw.
  • How WWU determined your financial aid eligibility.
  • How much of your financial aid eligibility, as determined by the institution, has been met.
  • The various aid programs that have been offered in your student aid package.
  • What portion of the financial aid you received is loan and must be repaid, and what portion is grant, tuition waiver, or work study aid.
  • Whether you are making satisfactory academic progress and what happens if you are not.
  • That all financial aid is subject to change or cancellation due to changes in federal or state regulations or changes in circumstances which affect student eligibility or funds availability.

It Is Your Responsibility To

  • Complete your application for student financial aid accurately and submit it on time to the right place. Intentional misreporting of information on the FAFSA is a violation of the law and considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under the U.S. Criminal Code.
  • Promptly provide all additional documentation, information, verification and corrections requested by Financial Aid. Aid is subject to cancelation after 30-days of non-response.
  • Keep copies of submitted documentation.
  • Notify WWU and your lender of changes in your name, address or school enrollment status if you have an educational loan.
  • Perform in a satisfactory manner the work that is agreed upon in a college work study job.
  • Understand WWU's refund and repayment policies.
  • Understand and comply with WWU's Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
  • Keep your address current with the WWU Registrar's Office.
  • Arrive on campus with some of your own money. Students are responsible for paying their student account by the established deadline even if your financial aid is delayed.
  • Notify Financial Aid in writing if you received financial aid at another institution during the same academic year or the preceding summer.
  • Notify the Financial Aid Department if you want to increase your Federal Direct Loan to a higher annual loan limit based on achieving sophomore or junior academic level after you have been offered a Federal Direct Loan at a lower academic level.