Durham University Consumer Information Disclosures as per the requirements of the US Department of Education for participating Title IV schools (OPEID 00858700).
Last updated 2 August 2023.
Durham University shall email all registered students, on an annual basis who are identified within the University student record system as being United States citizens information which will inform recipients that Durham University is a participating Title IV school, and participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program.
In order to access US Student Federal Aid, students must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and specify Durham University as a nominated school.
Upon receipt of the student's FAFSA information by Durham University, it shall dispatch to the email address provided in the FAFSA application the application instructions for US Student Federal Aid at Durham University.
Applications for US Student Federal Aid cannot be considered without the application to Durham University by the above procedure, and completion of a FAFSA alone is not a completed application process.
General institutional information can be obtained from the Durham University webpage.
Admissions information (including contact information) can be obtained from Admissions Policy - Durham University webpage.
General financial aid information (including contact information) can be obtained from the Student Financial Support - Durham University Financial Support webpage and the Scholarships & Bursaries webpage.
Specific financial aid information for US Citizens, including for US Department of Education Student Financial Aid is administered at Durham University through the "Student Funding and Immigration Service", general information can be obtained from the Foreign Loans Foreign Loans - Durham University webpage.
US Student Federal Aid Handling, Student and Immigration Funding Service, The Palatine Centre, Durham University, Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3LE, United Kingdom.
Disability Support exists to provide information and support for all students with disabilities.
For information about the service, and the facilities they provide please visit the Disability Support website.
Durham University operates a variety of tuition fees depending on the course being followed, residency status and other criteria. To determine the tuition fee for the specific criteria that pertain to your circumstances please visit our Tuition Fees section.
Durham University has a wide range of accommodation options, both on and off-campus. As such, there is no one accommodation plan. Therefore in order to determine the price of attendance at Durham, a "cost of attendance" (COA) calculator spreadsheet has been developed where the individual circumstances of the student can be inserted and a price calculated (including for other costs such as books, transportation etc). This COA will be dispatched as part of the Student Federal Aid application process, but can be downloaded from here:
All prospective and enrolled students can obtain the latest information about the academic programme of the school including:
Can all be found on the University website.
Durham University is a legally independent and autonomous institution established by the Act of Parliament in 1832 and the Royal Charter in 1837. It is also an educational charity.
The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act does not apply within the UK, however, the UK has similar legislation designed to protect personal data in a similar fashion, this is called the Data Protection Act (DPA). The DPA is the legislative authority that underpins the University Data Protection Policy.
Prior to any origination of Direct Loans, all applicants are required to submit a digitally signed copy of the 8-page Direct Loan Master Promissory Note, which contains information about the rights and responsibilities of students and schools under Title IV, HEA loan programs.
Prior to any origination of Direct Loans, all applicants are required to submit proof of completion of Entrance Counselling conducted on the Studentloans.gov website. The counselling procedure contains information about the rights and responsibilities of students and schools under Title IV, HEA loan programs.
Prior to any origination of Grad PLUS or Parent PLUS Loans, all applicants are required to submit a digitally signed copy of the 10-page Plus Loan Master Promissory Note, which contains information about the rights and responsibilities of students and schools under Title IV, HEA loan programs.
Prior to any origination of Grad PLUS, all applicants are required to submit proof of completion of Entrance Counselling conducted on the Studentloans.gov website. The counselling procedure contains information about the rights and responsibilities of students and schools under Title IV, HEA loan programs.
Durham University's notification that it is required to inform students or parents that the loan will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) where it will be accessible to guarantee agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system is contained in its Terms and Conditions for Student Federal Aid, which is located here:
Prior to any loan origination for Direct Loans, students must complete, and submit proof of completion of Entrance Counselling, as provided on the Federal studentloans.gov website. This counselling complies with all Federal Entrance Counselling requirements.
Prior to the final disbursement within an academic year for Direct Loans, students must complete, and submit proof of completion of Exit Counselling, as provided on the Federal studentloans.gov website. This counselling complies with all Federal Exit Counselling requirements.
Durham University does not endorse any Private Education Loan provider located in the United States who offer loans for study at Foreign Schools. At the date of publication of this document only one Private Education Provider issues loans to Foreign Schools, Sallie Mae. Durham University will certify loans from Sallie Mae, but only when a certification request is received from Sallie Mae, and only when a student has submitted a Cost of Attendance calculation to the University which is considered to be an accurate record of the student's cost of attendance and completed and returned a Self-Certification form issued by the University.
Durham University does not endorse, promote or recommend any preferred United States Based Private Education Loan provider. At the time of publication of this document, there is only one Private Education Loan provider that will provide loans to students at Foreign Schools which is Sallie Mae. Therefore any reference to Sallie Mae on Durham University communications does not represent the existence of a preferred lender; merely that it is a lender. In the event that other companies decide to exploit the market they will be given equal visibility.
Durham University makes every effort to ensure that the information published on this page is accurate. However, the University cannot guarantee the information may not be altered owing to circumstances beyond the University's reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) change in Government policy, or change of law. Any changes will be incorporated into the University's website as early as possible. Any person wishing to obtain confirmation of any particular item should contact the University via email@example.com.