Rights and Responsibilities

As a student financial aid consumer you have the right to:

  • Information about financial aid application procedures, cost of attendance, aid available, and renewal requirements as well as about HCTC’s academic programs and policies.
  • Confidential protection of your financial aid records. The contents of your financial aid file are maintained in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
  • Request a review of decisions made by the HCTC Financial Aid Office. A letter discussing your situation in detail and the decision you wish to have reviewed should be submitted in writing to the Director of Financial Aid, Hazard Community & Technical College, One Community College Drive, Hazard, KY 41701.

You have the responsibility to:

  • Complete applications correctly and on time.
  • Read and understand all materials sent to you from the Financial Aid Office and other financial aid agencies by email and/or letter. Keep copies of all forms and materials submitted.
  • Know and comply with the rules governing your aid programs.
  • Comply with the provisions of any promissory note and all other agreements you sign.
  • Register for the number of credits required and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Request personal assistance if you have questions or do not understand the information provided to you.
  • Budget and manage your financial aid funds. Learn more at http://www.cashcourse.org/.