2023-2024 Course Catalog

Student Rights and Responsibilities as a Financial Aid Recipient

  • Students have the responsibility to ensure that their address is correct in the Records Office at all times, as aid notifications will be mailed to this address.
  • Email is the primary means of communication between Normandale and and students. Students should activate your official Normandale email as soon as possible by visiting the student email page. Students are responsible for opening and reading all email from Normandale. The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office will be communicating critical information to students via their my.normandale.edu email account.
  • Students have the responsibility to apply for and maintain their FSA ID.
  • Students have the right to know that their financial aid award is based on calculated financial need. Generally, need is determined from the results of students completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Need is defined as the difference between the costs of attending school (at a modest level) and the resources available to the student from their own income and assets, parents’ income and assets and outside sources.
  • Students have the right to be informed of the terms of any aid program awards they are offered and to continue receiving that aid as long as they are eligible and resources permit.
  • Students have the right to accept, reject or seek adjustments to their financial aid awards without prejudice.
  • Privacy of information provided by the student and family will be maintained. Information from the student’s file will not be released outside the college without a written release except as permitted or required by law.
  • Students must provide accurate and factual information. In addition, students must notify the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office of any change in information submitted such as withdrawal from school; reduction in number of credits below full time status; change in address, name, marital status; financial information on application forms and change in educational plans.
  • To receive financial assistance from all federally and state funded programs, a student must be enrolled as a regular student for the purpose of obtaining a degree or certificate at Normandale.
  • Financial aid recipients funded as full time students are expected to register and enroll for a minimum of 12 credits per term; as three quarter time, for a minimum of 9 credits per term; as half time, for a minimum of 6 credits per term.
  • Financial aid recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
  • Students must repay all loans in accordance with rules and regulations governing the programs and the terms outlined in their truth in lending and promissory note forms. Students who default on any loan may be denied additional aid, and the loan will be turned over to the appropriate institution or agency or the State of Minnesota for collection.
  • Students have the responsibility to submit forms on time, keep financial aid appointments, check the Financial Aid and Scholarship website for updates and new information, and use the aid for the purpose of attending college and related expenses.