Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights

You have the right to know:

  • The names of the institutions accrediting or licensing organizations.
  • The cost of attendance and the institutional policy on refunds to students who withdraw or stop attending.
  • What financial aid programs are available for Veterinary students.
  • What deadlines are in place and enforced.
  • What criteria is used to select financial aid recipients and how need is determined
  • What portion of your financial aid must be repaid, due dates and procedures.
  • How the institution determines satisfactory academic progress and what happens if you are not in compliance.
  • What special facilities and services are available to the disabled.


Student Responsibilities

It is your responsibility to:

  • Review and consider all information about the institution’s program before you enroll.
  • Complete all application forms correctly and submit them on time to the right place.
  • Submit all documentation, corrections or new information requested by either the Financial
    Services Office, the agency to which you submitted your application or your chosen lender.
  • Read, understand and keep copies of all forms you are asked to sign.
  • Comply with the provisions of any promissory note and all other agreements you sign.
  • Comply with deadlines for the payment of tuition.
  • Notify the institution of a change in your name or address. If you have a loan, you must also
    notify your lender of these changes.
  • Understand the institutions refund policy
  • Report to the Financial Services Office any outside scholarship or other assistance you are
    receiving that is not listed on your financial aid award letter.
  • Provide written permission before personal information can be released to outside parties.      


*As of 2016, Lincoln Memorial University's official three-year default rate was 3.4%.