Student Rights and Responsibilities
The receipt of financial aid is a privilege, which creates both rights and responsibilities. Students have the right to know the method used to determine their need; and the right to be awarded aid as equitably as funds permit.
Students applying for financial aid are responsible for accurately portraying financial resources and circumstances and notifying the manner; and for maintaining satisfactory academic process and good standing.
Students who fail to maintain adequate progress will be placed on probation. Failure to correct academic deficiency will result in the loss of financial aid until the required credits and grade point average have been earned.
Students or parents who knowingly provide false information on any financial aid form (financial aid forms include but are not limited to the FAFSA, verification forms, Work Study time cards and loan applications) will be denied financial aid and will be refused for all subsequent years without the possibility of appeal. Additionally, students so identified will be billed for all aid disbursed and may face prosecution by the Department of Ed, which may result in fine, imprisonment, or both.
While the Financial Aid Office is available to assist students through the application process, it is the students responsibility to see the correctness and completeness of his or her application. If a student receives notification that his/her FAFSA or loan application is incomplete, the student must determine what is necessary to complete the application(s) and submit the required information.
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 1 for the upcoming academic year.
AHSN Code of Conduct for Student Lending
Aria Health School of Nursing (AHSN) is committed to providing students and their families with the best information available regarding student loan borrowing. In support of this and in an effort to rule out any perceived or actual conflict of interest between AHSN officers, employees or agents and education loan lenders, AHSN has adopted the following policies:
1. AHSN does not participate in any revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender.
2. AHSN does not permit any officer, employee or agent of the school who is employed in the financial aid office or is otherwise involved in the administration of education loans to accept any gifts of greater than a nominal value from any lender, guarantor or servicer.
3. AHSN does not permit any officer, employee or agent of the school who is employed in the financial aid office or is otherwise involved in the administration of education loans to accept any fee, payment or other financial benefit (including a stock purchase option) from a lender or affiliate of a lender as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or contract to provide services to a lender or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans.
4. AHSN does not permit any officer, employee or agent of the school who is employed in the financial aid office or is otherwise involved in the administration of education loans to accept anything of value from a lender, guarantor, or group of lenders and/or guarantors in exchange for service on an advisory board, commission or other group established by such a lender, guarantor group of lenders and/or guarantors.
5. AHSN recognizes that a borrower has the right to choose any lender from which to borrow to finance his/her education. AHSN will not refuse to certify or otherwise deny or delay certification of a loan based on the borrower’s selection of a lender and/or guarantor.
6. AHSN will not request or accept any offer of funds to be used for private education loans to students from any lender in exchange for providing the lender with a specified number or volume of Title IV loans, or a preferred lender arrangement for Title IV loans.
7. AHSN will not request or accept any assistance with call center or financial aid office staffing.
Additional Sources for Financial Aid
A helpful way to begin the search for additional financial assistance is on the Internet at www.fastweb.com. Additional financial aid web sites are listed below. Student are cautioned not to pay for financial aid information; these are free Web sites. The financial aid office also maintains a notebook of scholarships web sites.
For Additional Information
Listed below are numbers to call if a student receives an incomplete notification or does not receive notification within six weeks of application filing.
Office of Financial Aid, Aria Health School of Nursing
To check the status of your FAFSA:
PHEAA Grant Line
3 Neshaminy Interplex, Trevose, PA 19053