US Federal Student Aid

A. IMPORTANT NOTICE

From 1 January 2014, the University of Newcastle, Australia, will become a 'deferment only' institution for the purposes of the US Government student loan programs.

This means that:

For the 2013 calendar year, the University will continue to administer US Government loans for eligible students for whom the University administered loans in 2012, but will not award new loans;

From 1 January 2014, the University of Newcastle will no longer administer US Government student loans.

Private loans (such as Sallie Mae) will remain available for eligible University of Newcastle students at all times. US Study Abroad students, whose loans are administered by their home institution, will not be affected at all by the change in 2014. The University of Newcastle will remain eligible to accept US Study Abroad students.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the University of Newcastle Financial Aid Office on int-finaid@newcastle.edu.au


B. FEDERAL AID CONSUMER INFORMATION

See detailed information about US Federal Aid, including eligibility, rights and responsibilities.


C. SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS

In order to remain eligible for US Federal Aid, students must make satisfactory academic progress (SAP). See detailed information pg18.


D. PREVENTION OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE

The University's Guidelines on Alcohol and other Drugs

The University's Policy on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Students requiring further information visit Information for a Drug Free America, or the Drug Info Clearing House.