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Please review the rights and responsibilities financial aid recipients have. If you have any questions about these items please contact the Financial Aid Office by email at or by phone at 808-235-7449.

You have the right to know:

  • What financial assistance programs are available at WCC. Click here for types of financial aid assistance.
  • The criteria, procedures and deadlines for submitting applications for each financial aid program (including federal, state, and institutional aid programs).
  • The cost of attending WCC, the WCC refund policy and how your estimated expenses are developed.
  • The criteria used by the WCC Financial Aid Office to select financial aid recipients.
  • How your financial aid eligibility was determined.
  • That your financial records, your parents’ financial records, and your financial aid information be kept confidential in accordance with the Federal Education Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA). Read more about WCC’s FERPA policy.
  • The terms and conditions of the various financial aid programs, including the criteria for your continued eligibility in the programs.
  • The method by which disbursements will be made to you and the frequency of those disbursements. More disbursement information can be found here.
  • How WCC determines whether you are making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for financial aid and what happens if you are not. Click here to view WCC’s Satisfactory Academic Progress information.
  • The terms of any employment program you participate in.
  • To know the names of bodies that accredit, approve, or license the institution and its programs and how their documents may be reviewed.
  • To know campus security policies and crime statistics.
  • To know what facilities and services are available to students with disabilities.

As a financial aid recipient, you are responsible for:

  • Providing complete and accurate information on which we base your eligibility for aid.
  • Using the aid offered for educationally related expenses.
  • Assume responsibility for repayment of all loans accepted. Find out more information on managing your student loans.
  • Reviewing the loan terms and process any documents regarding repayment prior to graduation.
  • Participating in the loan entrance counseling program prior to receiving your first loan and an exit interview at the conclusion of your enrollment at WCC.
  • For Federal Direct Student Loans, notifying the loan servicer of address changes and other information as specified in the loan terms.
  • Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in the course of study you are pursuing and following WCC’s SAP Policy.
  • Repaying any over award of financial aid.