When you receive financial aid at CBU, you assume certain rights and responsibilities.

You have the right to:

  • Apply for additional assistance when increased financial need can be demonstrated, is within regulatory guidelines, and funds are available
  • Appeal a decision regarding your financial aid eligibility
  • Expect and receive confidentiality of your financial aid award information on file in the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Reapply for financial aid eligibility each year within the Satisfactory Academic Progress guidelines of the Office of Financial Aid.
Download the Satisfactory Progress Guidelines

You have the responsibility to:

  • Report any change in your or your parent’s financial situation from that reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Notify the Office of Financial Aid of changes in the number of hours enrolled during any semester of any academic year receiving aid
  • Report any education loans, grants, scholarships or fellowships received from sources other than CBU
  • Not engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance
  • Attend class on a regular basis and to make normal progress toward graduation (repeated withdrawals from courses will jeopardize your eligibility to receive financial assistance)
  • Repay all educational loans according to the promissory note you signed.
  • Complete an exit interview on-line at www.studentaid.gov (under the Loan Repayment section) if you received a Stafford Loan while attending CBU