Your Financial Aid: Some Additional Resources
Please take a few moments to visit some other offices on the Tiffin University campus. These real resources will help you with your total financial aid picture.
Rights of a Financial Aid Recipient
You have the right to accept, reject, or seek adjustment to your financial aid award(s).
You have the right to know how much aid you will receive, how it is distributed, the criteria for the distribution, and when it will be disbursed to your Tiffin University Account. Please log on to your Financial Aid NetPartner account to view this information
You have the right to know how your financial need was determined and what resources were considered in the calculation of your financial need. Tiffin University calculates by subtracting the
Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from Tiffin University’s cost of attendance. Your family's contribution is determined by the information you report on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
You have the right to know the University's refund policy as well as the Federal Title IV Financial Aid Policy.
If you are offered a loan, you have the right to know the interest rate, the total amount to be repaid, the repayment procedures, the length of time you have to repay the loan, and when repayment begins.
You have the right to review your financial aid file and seek financial aid counseling with professional staff.
You have the right to submit to a written appeal requesting reconsideration of your financial aid eligibility. If there has been a substantial loss of family income or benefits since you filed your FAFSA, you should contact the Tiffin University’s Financial Aid Office and request a Special Circumstances application.
Responsibilities of a Financial Aid Recipient
You are responsible for providing documentation and information requested by the Financial Aid Office.
You are responsible for notifying the Financial Aid Office in writing if you receive aid from sources not listed on the front of your award letter, your residency status changes, or your application or other information is incorrect.
You are responsible for attending classes and completing requirements for all courses in which you enroll.
You are responsible for repayment of all loans in accordance with the terms of your promissory notes.
You must notify your lender if any of the following occurs before your loan is repaid: change of address, graduation, withdrawal from the University or less than half-time attendance, name change, and transfer to another post-secondary institution.
You are responsible for maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
You are responsible for keeping copies of your financial aid records.
You are responsible for reapplying for financial aid each year.
The following links contain information to explain the financial aid process and to meet regulatory mandates.
Information on scams, suggestions for preventing identity theft, and resources on how to report identity theft involving federal education dollars:
Office of Inspector Attorney General
Available need-based and non-need based federal, state, school, local and private financial aid programs available to students:
Financial Aid Awarding Guide
StudentAid – Publications
Ohio Board of Regents
How students apply for financial aid and how eligibility is determined click here.
How the school distributes financial aid among students, the rights and responsibilities of students financial receiving aid click here.
How and when financial aid will be disbursed:
Disbursement letters are mailed each semester letting students know when to expect their financial aid is disburse onto their Tiffin University Account. Students can also log into their Financial Aid account through NetPartner to view this information. Students can sign up for an electronic refund or receive a paper check in the mail.
The terms of, schedule for, and the necessity of student loan repayment and required loan exit counseling:
The criteria for measuring satisfactory academic progress, and how a student who has failed to maintain satisfactory progress may reestablish eligibility for federal financial aid:
The terms and conditions under which students receiving federal education loans may obtain deferments while serving (a)in the Peace Corps; (b) under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act; and can demonstrate effectiveness in the field of community service; (c) Military; (d) Economic Hardship; click here.
INSTITUTIONAL DISCLOSURES UNDER THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED BY THE HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY ACT OF 2008
The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that an institution of higher education is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other governmental agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. For certain topics, institutions are required to make information available to students or others and to submit information to the Department of Education.
Tiffin University is committed to providing access to information that will allow consumers such as students, parents, counselors, researchers, and legislators to make informed decisions about postsecondary education.
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Institutions of higher education must annually provide to all enrolled students a notice setting forth the information required to be made available to students under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA). The notice must list and briefly describe the information and include a statement of the procedures required to obtain the information. For information listed in the notice that is disclosed on an institution's website, the notice must include the exact electronic address and a statement that the institution will provide a paper copy upon request. This information is posted on Tiffin University’s website via the links set forth below.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ASSISTANCE IN OBTAINING INSTITUTIONAL OR FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Each institution must make available to prospective and enrolled students information regarding how and where to contact individuals designated to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining financial aid information required to be disclosed under HEA Sec. 485(a). This information is posted on Tiffin University’s Financial Aid website.
Office of Financial Aid
155 Miami Street
Tiffin, OH 44883
Phone: (419) 448-3279
Fax: (419) 443-5025
CONSUMER INFORMATION ON COLLEGE NAVIGATOR WEBSITE
The U.S. Department of Education is required to post 26 items on the College Navigator website for each institution of higher education, including a link to each institution's website that provides the following information:
- student activities offered by the institution
- services offered by the institution for individuals with disabilities
- career and placement services offered to students during and after enrollment
- policies of the institution related to transfer of credit from other institutions
The Department of Education's posting for Tiffin University may be accessed at by clicking here.
COST OF ATTENDANCE
Information regarding the cost of attendance at Tiffin University, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation costs may be accessed by logging on to your Tiffin University Financial account through NetPartner.
NET PRICE CALCULATOR
Tiffin University’s net price calculator allows prospective undergraduate students to calculate an estimated net price of attendance utilizing the following basic formula: price of attendance minus grant aid. The estimates generated by the net price calculator do not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance or a final net price. The estimates are based only on price of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a given year; the estimates are not binding. Check out our NetPrice Calculator here.
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Tiffin University makes available to prospective and enrolled students information about:
- all need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private, and institutional student financial assistance programs available to students who enroll at Tiffin University
- terms and conditions of Title IV, HEA loans
- criteria for selecting recipients and for determining amount of award
- eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid
- methods and frequency of disbursement of aid
- rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA student financial aid, including criteria for continued student eligibility and standards for satisfactory academic progress
- terms of any loan received as part of financial aid package
- a statement that enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by the home institution may be considered enrollment in the home institution for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid
- general conditions and terms applicable to employment provided as part of financial aid package
- exit counseling information the institution provides and collects
This information may be accessed here.
The Financial Aid Office's Financial Aid Award Letter Guide may be accessed.This information can give criteria for selecting recipients for and determining amounts of awards.
Tiffin University's undergraduate costs can be found here.
Additional information about applying for and receiving federal student aid may be found on the Department of Education's website.
Other information may be included in the Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Handbook.
If you are unable to locate the information you need from the links set forth above, Tiffin University’s Financial Aid Counselors may be contacted directly at:
Office of Financial Aid
155 Miami Street
Tiffin, OH 44883
STUDENT LOAN INFORMATION PUBLISHED BY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Tiffin University provides information published by the Department of Education to students at any time that information regarding loan availability is provided, including information about rights and responsibilities of students and institutions under Title IV, HEA loan programs. (See also "Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers", below)
Information published by the Department of Education about rights and responsibilities of students and institutions under Title IV, HEA loan programs may be accessed here.
NATIONAL STUDENT LOAN DATA SYSTEM (NSLDS)
Students and parents of students are advised that if they enter into a Title IV, HEA loan, the loan data will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. The NSLDS Privacy Impact Assessment may be accessed here.
Additional information regarding the National Student Loan Data System may be accessed here:
ENTRANCE COUNSELING FOR STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS
- Prior to first disbursement, Tiffin University requires that all students complete entrance counseling through the government’s website www.studentloans.gov.
- We also provide loan information and links through the Financial Aid system NetPartner.
- You can also read more on what is Entrance Counseling by clicking here.
EXIT COUNSELING FOR STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS
Tiffin University asks students that fall below half-time or are graduating to complete Exit Counseling on their Federal Stafford and Perkins Loans. The counseling provides information on:
- average anticipated monthly repayment amount
- repayment plan options
- options to prepay or pay on shorter schedule
- debt management strategies
- use of Master Promissory Note
- the seriousness and importance of student's repayment obligation
- terms and conditions for forgiveness or cancellation
- copy of information provided by the Department of Education (see "Student Loan Information Published by Department of Education")
- terms and conditions for deferment or forbearance
- consequences of default
- options and consequences of loan consolidation
- terms and conditions of deferments for service in the Peace Corps, service under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, and comparable volunteer service for tax-exempt organizations of demonstrated effectiveness in the field of community service
- tax benefits available to borrowers
- the obligation of the borrower to repay the full amount of the loan regardless of whether the borrower completes program or completes within regular time for completion, is unable to obtain employment upon completion, or is otherwise dissatisfied with or did not receive the educational or other services the borrower purchased from the institution
- availability of the Student Loan Ombudsman's office]
- information about the NSLDS. The Department of Education is required to provide a disclosure form for students and prospective students about the NSLDS (HEOA Sec. 489(3), HEA Sec. 485B)
Information regarding exit counseling may be accessed here or students can come to an on-campus exit counseling session in the spring semesters.
PRIVATE EDUCATION LOANS
Information about private education loans can be found here
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR EDUCATION LOANS
Tiffin University’s Code of Conduct regarding private education loans may be accessed here.