Adjustments to Financial Aid

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.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

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.

Return to Title IV Funds and Refund Policy

This policy helps students understand how their financial aid may be impacted by withdrawing from one or more classes after receiving aid. 

Scholarship and Discount Programs Policy

All scholarships and discount programs are subject to Western Scholarship Policies.

Rights and Responsibilities 

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.