Student Responsibilities

Visit the Office of Financial Aid
You should check with the Financial Aid Office at least once per semester regarding the status of your aid, needed documents or whenever you have questions about your aid.

You are responsible for your student account
Plan on checking with the Student Account's Office several times a year to review your account. Your class schedule may be canceled or you may not be able to register or adjust your class schedule if you have financial holds on your account.

Meet all deadlines
Watch for important filing deadlines and complete all the necessary financial aid forms on time.

You need to keep track of your mail/email and read the information sent to you
Important documents are sent to your permanent address. Make arrangements so that you will receive any mail sent home while you are on campus. Make sure your permanent and local addresses are listed with Student Accounts and are correct, so that you receive any mail sent to you.  Once you are a student, your Roberts email address is also an official means of communication.  Check it often.

Keep copies of everything you send
and receive and bring copies with you to campus in case you need them. You may keep the originals at home.

You will need to arrive on campus with funds for books and miscellaneous expenses
Even if you ultimately expect to receive a refund from the Student Accounts, you might not receive the refund until your loan or TAP funds are posted in your account, which could be later in the semester.

You must meet satisfactory academic progress guidelines to continue to receive financial aid
There are both federal and state guidelines that are detailed in the "Academic Rules and Regulations" publication available in the Registrar's Office. A good rule of thumb to avoid loss of aid due to insufficient academic progress is to register for at least 12 new credits each semester, earn a passing grade for all courses, and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Refer to the student catalog for additional information about academic progress.



Once all federal loan options have been exhausted, some students choose to apply for private, alternative loans.  These types of loans are applied for directly at the lender of your choice.  These websites might assist you in finding the loan options that are right for you as we do not maintain a preferred lender list.