Institutions which offer federal loans are required by the US government to disclose consumer information - please contact us if you require futher details.
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Information to help with searching for funding for your course can be found in Funding. On these pages you can also find information on funding opportunities, scholarships and bursaries, student loans and fees for current students administered by the Student Registry's Fees and Graduate Funding team.
Information relating to Federal Direct Loans and Private Loans is on the US Loans website.
Links to information for prospective students on estimated costs (university fee, college fee and maintenance) and also University fees for current students can be found in the Payment of Fees section.
The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) provides advice and guidance for prospective and current disabled students. Disability related costs can be included in the cost of attendance when applying for federal or private loans.
Information concerning textbooks and any supplemental materials required will be supplied by your department.
Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorised peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject you to civil and criminal liabilities.
Our Legal Services Office provide information on copyright compliance. Copyright protects a wide range of original materials, including literary, artistic, musical and dramatic works, broadcasts and film. The University of Cambridge is a major holder and user of copyright works and operates within the legal and regulatory environment governing copyright established by international treaties and conventions, statute and case law, and custom and practice.
Further information: Including a student's rights and responsibilities whilst repaying Direct Loans can be found on the US Department of Education website.
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS): NSLDS is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. If you take a Title IV, HEA loan, it will be submitted to NSLDS and will be accessible by servicers and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system. We are required by US regulations to regularly confirm/update NSLDS with your enrolment status.
Entrance Counselling for Student Loan Borrowers: This explains the obligations you agree to meet as a condition of receiving a Direct Loan. We ask all students taking out a Direct Loan to complete entrance counselling at StudentLoans.gov
Exit Counselling for Student Loan Borrowers:Students who have received subsidized, unsubsidized or PLUS loan(s) under the Direct Loan Program or the previous FFEL Program must complete exit counselling before they graduate, drop below half-time attendance, or withdraw. We ask all students required to complete exit counselling to do this at StudentLoans.gov
Private Loans: A statement relating to checking interest rates, comparing terms and conditions and thoroughly investigating the possibility of taking out federal loan(s) before applying for a private loan is on our US Loans website
Private Loan Self-Certification Form: A link to a Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form is available on the 'Private Loans' page of our US Loans website.
Code of Conduct for Education Loans: Conduct in relation to US loans prohibits a conflict of interest with the responsibilities of an agent of the school with respect to the previous FFEL Program or private education loans. All agents with responsibility for loans are informed annually of the provisions of the code which prohibits:
- Revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender
- Receiving gifts from a lender, a guarantor, or a loan services
- Contracting arrangement providing financial benefit from any lender or affiliate of a lender
- Directing borrowers to particular lenders, or refusing or delaying loan certifications
- Offers of funds for private loans
- Call centre or financial aid office staffing assistance
- Advisory board compensations
Sallie Mae is an organization experienced in lending to and dealing with US students studying outside the US. It is also the only lender we are aware of that will lend funds for private loans to US students studying outside the US. We therefore do not have a preferred lender list.
Advice for newly-arriving university students on vaccine-preventable infections can be found in health guidelines.
Information from the US Department of Education website.
1998 Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965
(r) SUSPENSION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR DRUG-RELATED OFFENSES
(1) IN GENERAL – A student who has been convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance shall not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under this title during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the internal specified in the following table:
If convicted of an offense involving:
The possession of a controlled substance:
Ineligibility period is:
First offense 1 year
Second offense 2 years
Third offense Indefinite
The sale of a controlled substance:
Ineligibility period is:
First offense 2 years
Second offense Indefinite
(2) REHABILITATION – A student whose eligibility has been suspended under paragraph (1) may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period determined under such paragraph if:
- (A) The student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program that:
- (i) Complies with such criteria as the Secretary shall prescribe in regulations for purposes of this paragraph; and
- (ii) includes two unannounced drug tests; or
- (B) The conviction is reversed, set aside, or otherwise rendered nugatory.
Please contact your college concerning procedures they have in place in relation to missing students.