Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights

You have the right to:

  • Know what financial assistance is available, including all federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs.
  • Know the application deadline for each of the financial assistance programs.
  • Know how your financial need is determined.
  • Know what resources are considered in the calculation of your financial need.
  • Know what awards have been offered to help meet your financial need.
  • Have copies of all policies with which you are expected to comply.
  • Know how to apply for additional aid if the student’s or parent’s financial circumstances change.

Student Responsibilities

 You have the responsibility to:

  • Review the financial aid programs at the Colorado School of Mines.
  • Comply with all School and Financial Aid Office deadlines.
  • Register in the appropriate number of hours needed for the type of aid you are receiving.  Most aid requires the student to be at least half-time (Undergraduate – 6 hours, Graduate – 4.5).
  • Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the renewal application completely for each year you plan to attend Mines.
  • Respond promptly to all requests for additional documentation, verification items, corrections and/or new information.
  • Read and understand all forms you are asked to submit or sign.
  • Keep copies of all forms that you sign or are required to submit (you are legally responsible for all agreements that you sign).
  • Notify the School of any changes in your name or address (you are responsible for keeping all lenders and loan agencies informed of permanent address changes).
  • Know what portions of your financial aid award must be repaid and what portions are grant aid (if the aid is a loan, you are responsible for knowing the terms of your loan).
  • Comply with the college’s Refund/Repayment Policy should you withdraw from Mines.
  • Comply with the School’s Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
  • Report the receipt of all resources not previously considered in evaluating your eligibility.
  • Perform in a satisfactory manner the work that is agreed upon in accepting a work-study award.
  • Understand that if you deliberately provide misleading or incorrect information in applying for Federal and State funds you may be prosecuted and subject to penalty under Federal and Colorado laws.

Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
  Ben Parker Student Center
1200 16th Street
Golden, CO 80401
  303-273-3301
  FAX: 303-384-2252
Toll-free: 1-888-446-9489
  finaid@mines.edu


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More information:

For billing issues contact: Student Receivables Office 303-273-3158

For health insurance waivers contact: Health Center 303-273-3388

For College Opportunity Fund contact: Registrar’s Office 303-273-3200

For information on Veteran Affairs contact: Registrar’s Office 303-273-3200