There are a variety of circumstances that may require an adjustment to a student’s financial aid award. Students should understand how dropping and adding courses, receiving other aid or corrections on their FAFSA will impact their aid.
Western Colorado University is required to have a Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP), to comply with Title IV regulation. A student must make SAP toward the completion of their course of study in order to maintain eligibility for financial assistance in future semesters. It is important to note that scholarships may have their own standards, which require students to maintain a certain GPA and complete a set percentage of the courses attempted.
This policy helps students understand how their financial aid may be impacted by withdrawing from one or more classes after receiving aid.
All scholarships and discount programs are subject to Western Scholarship Policies.
As a consumer you have right to know your rights and responsibilities.
Code of Conduct
The Western Student Financial Services office has adopted and will follow the Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Financial Aid Professionals as created by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
The Western Student Financial Services office is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service to our students and their families with the appropriate level of professionalism and commitment to ethical standards.
Campus Policies and Student Right to Know
The Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 ( the Clery Act) requires all colleges and universities participating in Federal Student Aid Programs to disclose information about graduation and retention rates, Pell grant recipients and crime statistics on or near their respective campuses.
- Western Financial Aid, Retention and Graduation Rates - National Center for Educational Statistics
- Western Annual Security & Fire Report - Clery Act