Students must meet the eligibility criteria set by the U.S. Department of Education to qualify for federal student aid. The eligibility criteria can be found on the Federal Student Aid website. The FAFSA application will determine your eligibility.
In addition students must meet the following School specific criteria:
U.S. Federal Loans are generally available to eligible students who have received an unconditional offer to study at Queen’s; will be studying at least half-time and are not in default on a previous loan or exceeding federal loan limits.
To maintain eligibility throughout the year, students must be making satisfactory academic progress; cannot take more than 150% of the normal time to complete a programme (approved leave of absence will not be considered in the calculation) and cannot study in the U.S.
If you withdraw or drop below half-time enrolment you must email the U.S federal loan administrator immediately.
Study abroad outside the U.S is permitted as part of an eligible program at another eligible (Title IV) school. The study abroad School must be approved by the U.S. Department of Education. A list of approved schools can be found here.
The U.S. Department of Education published new regulations that now permits Students to undertake study aboard within the Unites States at an eligible (Title IV Funds) institution, OR an ineligible institution outside the U.S. as long as it does not exceed 25% of a programme length.