Financial Assistance

Your Rights and Responsibilities

You Have The Right To:

  • Know what financial aid programs are available;
  • Know the deadline for submitting applications for each of the programs available;
  • Be informed of financial aid policies and procedures;
  • Know how your financial eligibility was determined and what resources (such as your income, assets, parental contribution and other resources) were considered in the calculation of need;
  • Know what portion of your financial aid must be repaid, and what portion is gift or aid received from work;
  • Know how the Financial Assistance Office determines whether you are making satisfactory academic progress and what the consequences are if you are not;
  • Request an explanation of the various programs in your financial aid package;
  • Know the terms of any loans you receive, and your deferment, cancellation and forbearance rights.

You Have The Responsibility To:

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time;
  • Provide correct information. Misrepresentation of information on financial aid applications is a violation of federal law and may be a criminal offense (see section on Fraud);
  • Report any change in the information used to determine your eligibility, including name, family size, or financial resources;
  • Return all documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new information requested by either the Financial Assistance Office or the agency to which you submitted your application, in a timely manner;
  • Read and understand all forms that you are asked to sign and keep copies of them;
  • Accept responsibility for all agreements that you sign;
  • Perform the work that is agreed upon in accepting a Federal Work-Study award in a satisfactory manner;
  • Notify the Financial Assistance Office immediately if you withdraw from school or reduce enrollment below six units.
  • Be aware of repayment procedures;
  • Attend a loan orientation workshop prior to applying for a loan and complete an online exit interview prior to receiving your second disbursement, graduation, dropping below six units, or leaving Western Nevada College;
  • If you are a recipient of a student loan, notify your lender and the Financial Assistance Office of changes in your enrollment status;
  • Repay all loans including the interest on those loans;
  • File all required student loan deferment forms on time.


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