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Rights and Responsibilities

You have the right to:

  • Receive sufficient information to understand financial aid programs and procedures.

  • Apply for financial aid from January 1 to mid-May for M State's priority deadline for filing for campus-based aid for the next academic year. You can apply for some programs including Federal Pell Grants and student loans at any time during the school year.

  • Receive adequate consideration for financial aid on a first-come, first-served basis, and in accordance with applicable laws, statutes and M State policies.

  • Discuss eligibility with Financial Aid staff.

  • Request consideration for unique or extenuating financial circumstances

  • Request information regarding your student loan indebtedness, repayment obligations and options and a projected repayment schedule.

  • Request the College's refund policy, Return of Title IV funds policy and the Financial Aid satisfactory academic progress policy.


You have the responsibility to:

  • Apply for and maintain your Federal PIN at. Your PIN serves as your electronic signature.

  • Keep your address in the Registration Office current at all times.

  • Open and read all communication from M State.

  • Become informed about and complete the application process.

  • Apply by the May 15th priority deadline for maximum consideration for all aid programs.

  • Use accurate financial data when applying to ensure correct assessment of your financial need.

  • Return requested forms, information and documentation when asked for by the Financial Aid Office.

  • Complete the verification process, if required.

  • Follow instructions and procedures described in financial aid communications and on the Financial Aid website http://www.minnesota.edu

  • Understand all program eligibility conditions, and in particular, conditions concerning enrollment status and your satisfactory academic progress.

  • Only accept financial aid from one institution for the same period of enrollment.

  • Drop classes according to Registration Office procedures

  • Inform the Financial Aid Office of receipt of any funding from sources other than M State.

  • Check your campus email and understand your student account on the website.

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