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Consumer Information for U.S. Federal Aid Students

Consumer Information for U.S. Federal Aid Students

TUS’ Consumer Information for U.S. Federal Aid Students

Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities

Students should be aware of disability support and that any related additional costs can be included in their Cost of Attendance when applying for Federal or private loans.

Price of Attendance

For information about the price of attendance, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation costs, and any other additional costs, please see our Student Grants and Fees Office page. Cost of Attendance is based on tuition fees/accommodation/living costs and calculated after taking into account the students’ EFC. Below is the Cost of Attendance that is used to make loan offers. These are not the exact amounts a student will pay but are an average for students studying at TUS. The exchange rate used is fixed every year for the creation of this budget, it does not reflect the rate that will be used when funds are received. The budget covers nine months.

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Refund Policy, Withdrawals and Return of Title IV Financial Aid

For information about TUS’ refund policy, please see the tuition fee refund policy. Requirements for the return of Title IV funds are published in the Refund of Title IV Funds Policy.

Academic Programme Information

For information about current taught degree programmes and other educational and training programmes available at TUS, please see our information pages:


Copyright Policy, General Information and Statements

Unauthorised distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorised peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject you to civil and criminal liabilities. Please see TUS’ Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

School and Programme Accreditation, Approval or Licensure

The Universities Act, 1997 provides TUS with legal Authorization to provide an educational program beyond the secondary school level and to award a degree that is equivalent to a degree awarded in the US. Visit the Universities Act 1997 Ireland

Privacy of Students’ Records

Students rights under the Data Protection Act 1988 and the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 are outlined in the Data Protection Policy. See also additional Privacy related policies. Should you have a complaint about the processing of your US loan, you have the right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education, although it would be preferable that you contact the school first so that we can try to resolve the problem for you.

Student Loan Information Published by the US Department of Education

TUS will provide information published by the US Department of Education to students at any time that information regarding loan availability is requested, including the rights and responsibilities of students and schools under Title IV HEA (Higher Education Act) loan programmes.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

If you take out a federal loan at TUS, we will submit the details of your loan to NSLDS and this data will be accessible to guarantee agencies, lenders and schools determined to be authorised users of the data system.

Entrance Counselling for Student Loan Borrowers

Prior to the first disbursement, first-time borrowers (other than for Parent PLUS loans) will be provided with comprehensive information on the terms and conditions of the loan and of the borrower’s responsibilities through entrance counselling. At TUS, entrance counselling is required to be completed via before a loan will be approved.

Exit Counselling for Student Loan Borrowers

The university will notify student loan borrowers that they must complete exit counselling shortly before the student borrower ceases at least half-time study at the school. At TUS exit counselling should be completed via

PLUS Counselling for Student Loan Borrowers

Prior to the first disbursement, borrowers who are informed by the US Department of Education that they have an adverse credit history (and have obtained an approved endorser or documented to the satisfaction of the US Department of Education that there are extenuating circumstances related to the adverse credit history) will be required to undertake PLUS counselling. At TUS, PLUS counselling is required to be completed via before a loan will be approved. 

Code of Conduct for Education Loans

TUS’ code of conduct for US education loans is as follows: In order to prohibit a conflict of interest with the responsibilities of an agent with respect to private education loans, all agents at the School with responsibility for US loans are prohibited from:

  • Revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender;
  • Receiving gifts from a lender, a guarantor, or a loan servicer;
  • Contracting arrangements providing financial benefit from any lender or affiliate of a lender;
  • Directing borrowers to particular lenders* or refusing or delaying loan certifications;
  • Offers of funds for private loans;
  • Call centre or financial aid office staffing assistance; and advisory board compensation.


Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students receiving US federal aid funds must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress (SAP). Please see our Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy here