Students' Rights and Responsibilities

As a student, you have the right to know:

  • What financial aid is available, including information on all federal and state programs.
  • The deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available.
  • The cost of attending the programs and the school's refund policy.
  • The criteria used by the institution to select financial aid recipients.
  • How the school determines financial need, including how costs for tuition and fees, books, and living expenses are considered in your budget.
  • What resources (such as employer reimbursement, other financial aid, etc.) are considered in the calculation of your need.
  • How much of your financial need, as determined by the institution, has been met.
  • An explanation of the various programs in your student aid package. If you believe you have been treated unfairly, you may request reconsideration of the award that was made to you.
  • What portion of the financial aid you received must be repaid, and what portion is grant aid. If the aid is a loan, you have the right to know what the interest rate is, the total amount that must be repaid, the payback procedures, the length of time you have to repay the loan, and when the repayment is to begin.

As a student, you are responsible to:

  • Review all information about the school's program before you enroll.
  • Complete all applications forms accurately and in a timely manner and to send them to the correct address.
  • Pay special attention to, and accurately complete, your application for student aid. Errors can result in delays of receipt of your financial aid. Intentional misreporting of information on application forms for federal financial aid is a violation of law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under the U.S. Criminal Code.
  • Return all additional information, verification, corrections, and/or new information requested by either the Financial Aid office or the agency to which you submitted your FAFSA.
  • Read and understand all the forms that you are asked to sign and keep copies of them.
  • Accept responsibility for all agreements you sign.
  • Notify the lender of changes in your name, address, or school status.
  • Know and comply with the deadlines for application or re-application for aid.
  • Know and comply with the school's refund policy procedure.

Here is a copy of our Student Loan Code of Conduct.


Financial aid recipients are required to attend the necessary class sessions as per the Academic Attendance and Tardy Policy. Please see the University Catalog for more information.

Refunds and Repayments

In the event that the student withdraws or drops from the course of study, a refund/repayment calculation will be performed by the Financial Aid Department to determine if a required federal refund/repayment is due. Indiana Wesleyan University is required to refund to the student's federal source in order to reduce the amount of student liability. In the event that a currently attending student has overpaid, the refund will be made to the student. The refund processing time is approximately two to three weeks from the time the University becomes aware of the student's withdrawal. Please notify us of your withdrawal by contacting Student Services at 765-621-8667.

Campus Crime Statistics

The Higher Education Amendments of 1992 require a school to compile an annual report of campus crime statistics. This report is available upon request from Indiana Wesleyan University's Student Development office at 800-332-6901.

Drug Abuse Prevention

Title IV Financial Aid Regulations require that Indiana Wesleyan University offer a Drug Abuse Prevention Program to its employees and students as a part of the eligibility criteria for financial aid.

Drug abuse in the United States has become a major problem, and students at Indiana Wesleyan University are not immune. If you need assistance with a drug abuse problem, we encourage you to seek help at your local community drug abuse prevention center. To talk to someone in a strictly confidential atmosphere, feel free to contact the Center for Student Success at our Marion campus. All conversations are private and will not affect your attendance at the University.

Notice of Federal Student Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Federal or State drug convictions for any drug offense while receiving Title IV aid can result in a loss of eligibility for all Title IV aid. Students who lose Title IV aid eligibility due to a drug conviction may regain eligibility either the day after the period of ineligibility ends; or when the student successfully completes a qualified drug rehabilitation program. Further drug convictions could make the student ineligible again.

For additional information about penalties for drug law violations or rehabilitation programs, please visit:

Individuals who have lost eligibility may contact the Financial Aid office to learn more about how eligibility may be regained.


If you would like to talk to someone outside Indiana Wesleyan University, you can call one of the following numbers, or a hospital or treatment center in your area:

The National Cocaine Hot Line
800-COCAINE (800-262-2463)

National Institute on Drug Abuse
56000 Fishers Lane, Room 10A-30
Rockville, MD 20857
800-662-HELP (800-662-4357)