Rights of Financial Aid Recipients

  • Confidentiality: The Privacy Act exists to protect students' rights to confidentiality and limits the College from releasing information about a student's file or award(s). Therefore, information released over the phone must be limited to general information. Students must submit a written request if they need information about their financial aid released to an outside agency or to another person. Please see Notification of Student's Rights under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in the online catalog or visit the FERPA page on the Seminole State website for additional information.
  • Knowledge: Financial aid recipients have the right to know information about the financial aid application procedures, cost of attendance, and financial aid available . This information is available for viewing on the student's MySeminoleState portal. If a student has additional questions after viewing their portal, they have the right to contact a Student Success Specialist on any campus.
  • Fair and Equal Treatment: Financial aid awards at Seminole State are made without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. Need is determined using a nationally recognized formula.