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Rights and Responsibilities

You have the right to:

  • Know what financial assistance is available, including all federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs
  • Know the application deadline for each of the financial assistance programs
  • Know how your financial need is determined
  • Know what resources are considered in the calculation of your financial need
  • Know how much of your financial need, as determined by the University, has been met
  • Receive an explanation of the various programs in your student package
  • Receive equitable treatment in the consideration of your application for financial aid
  • Receive copies of all policies with which you are expected to comply


It is your responsibility to:

  • Review the financial aid programs at Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Comply with all University and Office of Financial Aid deadlines
  • Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the renewal application completely for each year you plan to attend MSU Denver
  • Respond promptly to all requests for additional documentation, verification items, corrections and/or new information
  • Read and understand all forms you are asked to submit or sign
  • Keep copies of all forms that you sign or are required to submit (You are legally responsible for all agreements that you sign)
  • Notify the Office of the Registrar of any changes in your name or address (You are responsible for keeping all lenders and loan agencies informed of address changes)
  • Know what portions of your financial aid award must be repaid and what portions are grant aid (If the aid is a loan, you are responsible for knowing the terms of your loan)
  • Comply with the University’s Return of Funds Policy should you withdraw from the University or fail to earn a passing grade in all of your classes for the semester



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