Rights and Responsibilities of Federal Student Aid Recipients

As a student financial aid recipient, it is your responsibility to:

  • Complete and submit application materials to the appropriate agencies within required or recommended time frames.

  • Read all materials sent to you from the Financial Aid Office and other agencies awarding you aid. Read, understand, and keep copies of all forms you sign.

  • Know and comply with the rules governing the aid you receive. These rules include but are not limited to:

  • Provide additional documentation, federal tax returns, W-2s, and other information if requested by the Financial Aid Office.

  • Comply with the provisions of any promissory note and all other agreements you sign.

  • Complete the registration process each quarter by the end of the drop/add period in order to ensure availability of all student aid funds you have been awarded.

  • Use student financial aid proceeds solely for direct educational costs and related living expense.

  • Know the implications that dropping a course or withdrawing from Walla Walla University will have on your student financial aid.

  • Students who are receiving federal financial aid funds must make satisfactory academic progress towards completing their degree in a timely manner. You must meet these minimum requirements in order to participate in the federal aid programs.

  • Report private sources of student financial aid to the Financial Aid Office and submit a copy of your outside scholarship award letter to the Financial Aid Office.

  • Reapply for financial aid on an annual basis.

  • Keep your local and permanent addresses current with the Records Office.

  • Complete Federal Loans Exit Counseling and/or Exit Counseling for Perkins, Nursing, and Institutional Loans.


As a student financial aid recipient, you have the right to:

  • Know the correct procedures for applying for student financial aid, your cost of attendance, and the types of aid available.

  • Know how financial need is determined, what the criteria are for awarding aid, how academic progress is determined, and what you will have to do to continue receiving aid.

  • Know the type and amount of assistance you will receive, how much of your need has been met, and how and when you will receive your aid funds.

  • View the contents of your student financial aid file, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

  • Know the conditions of any loan you accept.

  • Know the terms, conditions, and pay rate for any student job you accept under the Federal Work Study Program.

  • Request a review of your aid award if you believe a mistake has been made or if your enrollment status, or family and/or financial circumstances have changed.


Additional Information Links:

Eligibility - The qualifications a student must fulfill in order to be eligible for financial aid.

Disbursement of Financial Aid - Method by which financial assistance disbursements are made to the student and the way the school provides for Pell-eligible students to obtain or purchase required textbooks and supplies by the seventh day of the payment period.

Terms and conditions for Direct Loan and Perkins Loan programs:

Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan Provisions
Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Provisions
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Provisions
Federal Perkins Loan Provisions
Federal Perkins Loan Addendum
Nursing Student Loan Provisions
Fisher Special Loan Provisions
Walla Walla Institutional Loan Provisions