George Mason University

Rights and Responsibilities

Your “Rights” Related to Financial Aid

You have the right to know:

Your “Responsibilities” Related to Financial Aid

It is your responsibility to:

  • Read directions thoroughly, complete forms accurately, and comply with deadlines
  • Provide supplemental documentation as requested
  • Read, understand, and keep copies of forms
  • Repay student loans
  • Complete entrance and exit counseling if you receive federal student loans while in attendance at Mason
  • Notify the Office of Student Financial Aid of any change in your enrollment, housing, or financial aid status (including any scholarships or grants received from outside sources). Changes of address and enrollment status must also be reported to your lender if you have a loan
  • Satisfactorily perform the work agreed upon in a Federal Work-Study job
  • Know and comply with all requirements for continuation of financial aid, including satisfactory academic progress requirements
  • Frequently monitor your Mason email account
  • Inform the university promptly of any name or address changes