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San Diego State University

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Rights and Responsibilities

As a student receiving financial aid at San Diego State University, you have certain rights and responsibilities. This section presents an overview of these rights and responsibilities, including:

  • Satisfactory academic progress: Learn about how your grades, units, and enrollment affect the financial aid you receive and how to file an appeal if you do not meet requirements.
  • Your privacy: Your financial aid information cannot be disclosed without your authorization. Find out how to authorize release of information, and what authorization does and does not allow.
  • Drug law violations and consequences: A drug conviction can affect your eligibility to receive federal student financial aid. Learn how a drug conviction could impact you.

Your responsibilities

You must:

Your rights

You may:

  • Request a reevaluation of any decision concerning your financial aid award
  • Notify the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships in writing about unusual circumstances, not reported on the initial Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), that you feel might affect your eligibility
  • Review your financial aid records
  • Request that the SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships correct any records that you believe are inaccurate
  • Decline any part or all of the financial aid award including a Direct Loan
  • Cancel all or a portion of your Direct Loan disbursement
  • Have the Direct Loan proceeds returned to the holder of the loan
  • Be notified by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships through AidLink about your eligibility for financial aid
  • Be informed through AidLink of any changes made to your financial aid award

General Rights and Responsibilities

Did you know? You can find more information about student rights and responsibilities on the Division of Student Affairs website:

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