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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights

All Everglades University students have the right to:

  • Know when they will receive their financial aid.
  • A copy of the documents describing the University accreditation or licensing.
  • Information about Everglades University programs, instructional and other physical facilities, and faculty.
  • Information relating to job placement rates.
  • Information concerning the cost of attendance.
  • Information on the refund policy for students who withdraw.
  • Information about Federal Work-Study jobs:
    » What kind of job it is
    » What hours a student must work
    » What job duties are
    » What the rate of pay is
    » How and when payroll is issued
  • Reconsideration of their aid package if the student believes a mistake has been made or if enrollment or financial circumstances have changed.
  • Complete an entrance and exit interview if the student has a Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loans, or Federal PLUS Loan.
  • Information concerning special facilities and services that are available under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Information as to what financial assistance is available, including information on all federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial aid programs.
  • Information as to who Financial Services personnel are, where they are located, and how to contact them.
  • Information concerning the procedures and deadlines for submitting applications for each available financial aid program.
  • Information concerning how financial aid recipients are selected by the different programs.
  • Information concerning how a student’s financial aid eligibility is determined.
  • Information on how much of the financial need, as determined by the University, has been met.
  • Information concerning each type and amount of assistance in each student’s financial aid package.
  • Information concerning the interest rate on any student loan a student has, the total amount which must be repaid, the length of time to repay, when repayment must begin, and what cancellation or deferment (postponement) provisions apply.
  • Know their academic advisor.
  • Information concerning the University’s policies regarding attendance, dress, tardiness, and testing.
  • Fair, equal non-discriminatory treatment from all University personnel.
  • Access to their student records.
  • Freedom of academic expression.
  • Information concerning the University’s academic and administrative policies.


Student Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of each Everglades University student to:

  • Abide by the University student code of conduct.
  • Read, understand, and keep copies of all forms they are given.
  • Review and consider all information about the University’s program prior to enrollment.
  • Pay special attention to the Free Application for Student Financial Aid, complete it accurately, and submit it on time to the right place. (Errors can delay or prevent receiving aid).
  • Know and meet all the deadlines for applying or reapplying for aid.
  • Provide all documentation, corrections, and/or new information requested by either the Financial Services Department or the agency to which the application was submitted.
  • Notify the University of any information that has changed since the student’s initial application for financial aid.
  • Repay all student loans.
  • Complete an entrance and exit interview if the student has a Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan or Federal PLUS loan, or Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan.
  • Notify the University and lender (if student has a loan) of any changes in the student’s name, address, or attendance status (half-time, three quarter-time, or full-time).
  • Satisfactorily perform the work agreed upon in a Federal College Work-Study Program, if the student has been granted one.
  • Understand the University’s refund policy which is clearly stated on the enrollment agreement and in this catalog.
  • Read the contents of the Application for Admission carefully.
  • Purchase or otherwise furnish books and supplies.
  • Maintain University property in a manner that does not deface, destroy or harm it.
  • Return library books in a timely manner and pay any fines that may be imposed.
  • Obtain required educational and financial clearances prior to graduation.
  • Comply with all parking regulations.