Student Rights & Responsibilities

Students at CCC have the right to various freedoms and protections, such as the right to freedom from harassment and discrimination, freedom of expression, protection from improper evaluation or disclosure, formation of student organizations, participation in creating student policies and fund-raising activities, access to their student records, and access to college facilities.


Students have the right to obtain from the College the

• names of its accrediting or licensing organizations;

• information about its programs; its instructional, laboratory and other physical facilities, and its faculty;

• cost of attending;

• College’s policy and the Financial Aid Office’s policy on refunds to students who drop out;

• types of financial assistance available, including information on all federal, state, local, and institutional financial aid programs;

• procedures and deadlines for submitting applications for each available financial aid program;

• process used to determine student financial need. This process includes how costs for tuition and fees, room and board, travel, books and supplies and personal and miscellaneous expenses are considered in the cost of education. It also includes how resources (such as parental contribution, other financial aid, assets, etc.) are considered in calculating student need;

• amount of student financial need, as determined by the institution, that has been met;
• procedure for paying students;

• type and amount of assistance in a student financial aid package and an explanation of each award;

• portion of the financial aid award that must be paid, and what portion is grant aid;

• kind of job and the hours to be worked, the duties, the rate of pay and the payment schedule and procedure – if students are offered a College work-study job;

• reconsideration of an aid package, if they believe that a mistake has been made or if enrollment or financial circumstances have changed;

• process used by the College to determine whether students are making satisfactory progress and what happens if students are not;

• special facilities and services available to persons with disabilities;

• policy on satisfactory academic progress.

Student Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of students to

• review and consider all information about a college’s program before enrolling;

• pay special attention to the application for student financial aid, complete it accurately, and submit it on time to the right place. Errors can delay or prevent students from receiving aid;

• meet all deadlines for applying or reapplying for aid;

• provide all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new information requested by the Financial Aid Office;

• read, understand, and keep copies of all forms which they are asked to sign;

• notify the school of any change in name, address, or attendance status (half time, three-quarter time, or full time);

• satisfactorily perform the work agreed upon in a College work-study job;

• understand the College’s refund policy and the Financial Aid Office’s Return
to Title IV and State Grant Refund policy.