What You Need to Know about Queen’s University...
This information has been provided for students, families and staff members as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act that was enacted on August 14, 2008.
U.S. students enrolled in distance education programs, telecommunications courses, correspondence courses, or diploma and certificate programs offered by foreign postsecondary schools are not eligible for U.S. Federal loan funding. U.S. law (20 U.S.C. §1088(b)) provides the parameters for U.S. federal student aid eligibility for distance learning programs offered by U.S. postsecondary schools. Within this statute, foreign schools are expressly prohibited, and as such, a U.S. student attending any distance learning program offered by a foreign school is ineligible for US federal student aid programs.
Exchanges - US Students:
While on official exchange from Queen’s University you are considered to be a full-time Queen’s University student and you will be paying your tuition to Queen’s University. Be advised that regulations by the U.S. Department of Education states that you only be eligible to receive federal U.S. Direct Loans only if attending an eligible Title IV school that participates in the federal U.S. Direct Loan program, and the school must be located outside of the U.S.
You may perform a school search at the following web site https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/schoolSearch - choose Foreign Country.
Students participating in a Study Abroad Program are NOT eligible to receive federal subsidized/unsubsidized/PLUS through Queen’s University. You will be paying your tuition fees to the other school (abroad). You must therefore make arrangements with the school they are attending for financial aid. Queen’s University does NOT participate in consortium agreements for Federal student aid. For more information contact the Student Awards Office by email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Return of Title IV Funds
- Official Withdrawal Procedures - Consult the relevant section of your Faculty calendar
- The Guide To Federal Student Aid
- National Student Loan Data System
Your Federal student loan history may be reviewed through this site https://www.nslds.ed.gov/npas/index.htm or by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243 or 319-337-5665). You may access your loan records by clicking on the Financial Aid Review link on the site's home page. Upon selection of any loan from the main list, the Detail Loan Information page displays. This page lists the current Servicer / Lender / Guaranty Agency contact information for the loan. For a FFEL purchased loan, the "Contact" column provides information on the servicer that will be working with you, the borrower. Review your loan history carefully, you may have loans with different servicers. You will find contact information for the Federal Student Aid Loan Servicers on the web https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/additionalInformation.action
- Entrance Counselling
All first time borrowers must complete an Entrance Counselling session before their loan can be disbursed. This is an on line session found on the following website: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action We strongly recommend that you also complete Financial Awareness Counselling found on the following website https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action
- Exit Counselling
All students who cease to be enrolled at least half time at Queen’s University must complete an Exit Counselling session by logging in to the following web site: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/counselingInstructions.action
You will also find an Exit Counselling Guide here