Student Rights

As a student, you have the right to know:

  • What financial aid programs are available and how you can qualify for them
  • The deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs
  • How financial need was determined and what items were considered in your budget
  • How much of your financial need, as determined by Albany Technical College, has been met
  • What portion of the aid received is a loan and what portion is a grant
  • The amount of the monthly loan payment and when the repayment must start
  • The College’s policies concerning required attendance, enrollment, and academic standing
  • How Albany Technical College determines whether you are making satisfactory progress, what happens if requirements are not met, and how eligibility may be re-established
  • How Albany Technical College distributes student financial aid
  • How and when financial aid will be disbursed
  • Estimated cost for school and textbook information
  • Names of accrediting organizations
  • The cost of attendance
  • How books and supplies may be purchased at the ATC bookstore using financial aid by the seventh day of term.
  • The refund/repayment policy
  • How and when you will be paid
  • What services are available to the disabled and veterans
  • Graduation and/or transfer-out-rate for student athletes and the general student population
  • Athletic participation rate and financial support data for intercollegiate athletics
  • Drug and alcohol abuse prevention information
  • Campus security annual report
  • Privacy rights as prescribed by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
  • Penalties and institutional policies on copyright infringement
  • Disclosure information on gainful employment programs
  • Campus crime and safety information


Student Responsibilities

As a student, you have the responsibility to:

  • Complete all forms accurately and truthfully
  • Submit all required documents on time
  • Pay special attention to and accurately complete your application for student financial aid
  • Read and understand all documents and forms that must be signed and keep copies of them
  • Accept responsibility for all agreements that you sign
  • Notify Albany Technical College and the lender of any changes in address
  • Know and comply with Albany Technical College refund procedures
  • Perform in a satisfactory manner the work that is agreed upon in accepting a work-study job
  • Know and comply with the deadline for application
  • Notify the Financial Aid Office upon notification that you will receive additional funds from sources outside our office.