In compliance with Federal Aid regulations, the University of Nottingham is required to provide the following consumer information to students, the US Department of Education and others.
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Student Financial Aid Information
The University of Nottingham has an extensive scholarship portfolio for international students which aims to reward excellence and promote diversity among our student body. Please see Scholarships, fees and finances for further information.
Please see American Student Loans and Federal Aid for specific information relating to Title IV US Financial Aid including:
- Terms and conditions of Title IV, HEA loans
- Criteria for selecting recipients and for determining award amount
- Eligiblity requirements and procedures for applying aid
- Methods of frequency of disbursements of aid
- Rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV assistance
- SAP requirements
- Loan terms including a sample repayment schedule and necessity for repaying the loan
- Enrolment on study abroad programmes and the impact on applying for financial aid
- Exit Counselling information the University collects and provides to servicers
- Student loan information published by the US Department of Education
Cost of Attendance
Please see below for information regarding cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board and transportation:
- For full and detailed fee information relating to all courses and methods of payment, please see Student Fees and Finance.
- Please see General Living Costs for advice concerning annual living costs and budgeting.
- Online reading lists, with direct links to the library catalogue, can be accessed directly. Please see Libraries for further information.
- For general information regarding choices of accommodation, please see Accommodation.
- To view the University's sustainable transport policy and access information regarding University transport services, including hopper bus, cycle hire, discounts bus fares, please see Sustainability.
University of Nottingham Refund Policy
The University of Nottingham's Refund Policy in relation to tuition fees can be viewed in Student Fees and Finance
. The University's general Refund Policy can be viewed in Finance
Requirements and Procedures for Official Withdrawal from the University
Procedures for transferring, withdrawing from or interrupting a programme of study are detailed in the Academic Services Division's Change of Circumstances information.
The US Department of Education requires that a student's leave of absence, together with any additional leaves of absence, must not exceed a total of 180 days in any 12 month period. If a student is granted leave of absence by the University that does not meet this condition and exceeds 180 days in any 12 month period, the University is required to report the student as withdrawn to the US Department of Education for Title IV purposes.
Return of Federal Student Aid (Title IV) Policy
Should a student receiving Title IV Federal Student Aid Funds cease to be enrolled prior to the end of a payment period, the US Department of Education requires the University to complete a Return to Title IV (R2T4) calculation and arrange for any 'unearned' loan funds to be returned to the US Department of Education.
The amount of Title IV loan fund that has been earned is calculated using a formula provided by the US Department of Education and is separate from the University's Refund Policy. For purposes of making the calculation, the University will use the dates of withdrawal/last date of attendance as recorded on the University’s Student Record System.
- Once a student has completed more than 60% of the payment period, a student has earned 100% of the Title IV funds he or she was scheduled to receive during the period.
- Should a student complete less than 60% of the payment period, a pro rata schedule is used to determine the amount of Title IV funds the student has earned at the time of withdrawal, however, the University must determine whether the student is eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement.
This policy will also be used when calculating the return of funds to the US Department of Education for reasons other than withdrawal/leave of absence. The policy will be applied when a student completes or graduates earlier than anticipated or when a student becomes ineligible for Title IV Federal Student Aid Funds at the University of Nottingham following changes to their enrolment or other factors.
Procedures for transferring, withdrawing from or interrupting a programme of study are detailed in the Academic Services Division's Change of Circumstances information. The US Department of Education requires that a student's leave of absence, together with any additional leaves of absence, must not exceed a total of 180 days in any 12 month period. If a student is granted leave of absence by the University that does not meet this condition and exceeds 180 days in any 12 month period, the University is required to report the student as withdrawn to the US Department of Education for Title IV purposes.
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Accrediting Agencies and Governmental Bodies
Higher learning institutions that are officially recognised in the UK are called either 'recognised' or 'listed' bodies. Recognised bodies
are higher learning institutions that can award degrees. The University of Nottingham is listed as a 'recognised body'. Please also refer to University Governance
for further information regarding the University's Charter and Statutes approved by the Privy Council of the UK Government.
Academic programmes at the institution
For information regarding current programmes available at the University of Nottingham, please see Study With Us
Right to Review Educational Records and Data Protection Policy
Services and Facilities for Students with Disabilities
The Disability Support Team
provides support and advice for students who consider themselves to be disabled. They provide information regarding services and facilities for students with disabilities including specific learning difficulties. Please also see Equality and Diversity
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
We will confirm your attendance online through the National Student Loan Data System as required by Federal regulations.
Retention rates for all UK universities are published by HESA.
Careers and Employability
Please see Careers
for further information.
Private Education Loans
Private loans are currently available through Sallie Mae
. Applications can be made online using Open Net
. We are also happy to process loans from other private lenders willing to offer funding for students to study at a ‘foreign school’.
Information regarding required and recommended text books will be provided to you by your School, however, online reading lists
are also available.
Copyright Infringement and Peer to Peer File Sharing
Please see the Library's copyright guidance
and the University's regulations regarding Academic Misconduct
for information regarding academic appeals and misconduct, including copyright and collusion. Please see IT Services
for information regarding regulations and guidelines covering the use of IT services.
The University is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standards of fire safety for all employees, students and others who may be affected by the University's activities. Please see Safety Office
for further information regarding fire safety management.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Attendance Monitoring and Missing Students
Attendance/engagement is monitored according to University Policy. Poor and non-attendance is followed up by academic schools and central services (including the International Office for international students on Tier 4 visas) and involve meeting students face to face.
In the case of students identified as missing (either pro-actively via academic schools/accommodation providers/calls from worried family members or through the attendance monitoring route), a senior colleague will be notified and urgent steps will be taken to contact the student (involving University Security and possibly visiting the student's term-time address where appropriate).
In communications with the students (eg, emails asking them to make contact) we will advise them that we may need to implement our emergency contact protocol if we do not hear from them by a particular date. Where the student fails to make contact or cannot be traced or serious welfare concerns are raised, the University’s emergency contact protocol will be followed.