Student Rights and Responsibilities
Learn about what you should ask and what you should know
The names of its accrediting or licensing organizations.
About its programs; its instructional, laboratory, faculty and physical facilities.
What the cost of attendance is, and what it's policy is on refunds for students who drop classes or withdraw.
What financial assistance is available, including information on all federal, state, local private and institutional financial aid programs.
What the procedures and deadlines are for submitting application for each available financial aid program.
What criteria it uses to select financial aid recipients.
How it determines your financial need. This process includes how costs for tuition and fees, books and supplies, transportation, personal and miscellaneous expenses are considered in your cost of education. It also includes how resources (such as parental and student contributions and other financial aid) are considered in calculating your financial need.
How much of your financial need, as determined by the institution, has been met by financial aid funds.
How and when you will be paid financial aid.
To explain each type and amount of assistance in your financial aid award offer.
What the interest rate is on any student loan you may borrow, the total amount you must repay, the length of time you have to repay, when you must start repayment, and what cancellation or deferment provisions apply.
If you are offered a Work Study job, what kind of job is it, what hours must you work, what your duties will be, what the rate of pay will be and how and when you will be paid.
To reconsider your aid award if you believe a mistake has been made, or if your enrollment or financial circumstances change.
How the school determines whether you are making satisfactory academic progress, and what happens when you aren't.
What special facilities and services are available to the handicapped.
Information on campus safety and crime statistics available through the Campus Safety and Security Department.
- Review all information about a school's program before you enroll.
- Pay special attention to your application for financial aid. Complete it as completely and totally as possible. Submit it on time and to the right place. Errors can delay or even prevent you from receiving financial aid.
- Know and comply with all deadlines for applying or reapplying for aid.
- Provide all additional documentation, verification, corrections and/or new information requested by the Office of Financial Aid or the agency to which you have submitted your information.
- Read, understand and keep copies of all forms that you are required to sign.
- Repay any student loans that you have. When you sign a promissory note, you have made a contractual agreement to repay your loan.
- Participate in the entrance and exit loan counseling processes at your school if you have any federal student loans.
- Notify your school of a change in your name, address or attendance status. If you have a loan, you must also notify all current and prior lenders of these changes.
- Satisfactorily perform the work agreed upon in a Work-Study job.
- Understand important school policies that effect you: refund policy, satisfactory academic progress policy, and changes to financial aid if you drop classes or withdraw (officially or unofficially).
To comply with federal regulations, we require voluntary consent from students who receive student aid before we can communicate financial aid information electronically. At our institution, a financial aid recipient is defined as a student who is enrolled and receiving federal student aid. Enrollment is confirmed upon registration.
The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships may need to send you written communications, notices, agreements, billing statements, or disclosures. By giving your consent, you confirm that you are able and willing to receive these communications electronically from the University of Michigan Dearborn instead of in paper form. You also agree to use electronic signatures. If you don't give your consent or withdraw your consent, you won't be able to use electronic options and won't be able to accept your financial aid online.
In order to voluntarily provide consent:
- Log in to My UM-Dearborn Portal
- Select Financial Aid
- Select correct Award Year
- Provide a response to the e-Consent and Title IV authorization questions
- Your responses to questions can be found under Resources
What happens if you don't consent:
If you choose not to give e-Consent, you won't be able to access your financial aid portal or communicate via any electronic means, including email, with the Financial Aid office.
All communication will be sent to your current mailing or permanent address that you have on file with the University and this may delay processing due to mail time.
No email exchanges will be permitted and all request for information must be made in writing and submitted via US mail or in person at the One Stop in the Renick University Center.
All communication must be done via mail or in person.
What if you change your mind:
A student may change their mind on e-Consent at any time by submitting the Financial Aid Electronic Communication Consent Form.