Withdrawing From Your Program
Note: This advice applies only to US students receiving Stafford Loans
If you withdraw from your program, drop out, are expelled, or go on unapproved leave of absence in the first 60% of a payment period, both you and the University will have to repay a portion of the Federal Aid. The amount that must be repaid is worked out pro rata based on your withdrawal date.
Your Withdrawal Date
Official notification provided
If you wish to withdraw completely from your program, you should first discuss your decision with International Student Support staff at Newcastle International so that you understand the University's refund policy and the implications for your visa of withdrawing. If you decide to proceed with your withdrawal, the date you informed the University orally or in writing will be your withdrawal date for the purpose of calculating loan refunds.
Official notification not provided
If you do not provide official notification of your withdrawal, the University must make a decision on the withdrawal date to calculate the return of FFEL funds. If notice was not provided because of circumstances beyond your control, the withdrawal date will be the date on which that circumstance occurred. For other reasons, the withdrawal date will be the midpoint of the payment period.
Please note: The University's Refund Policy is independent of the regulations covering the return of Title IV funds. On withdrawal, your eligibility for refunds or liability for tuition and other payments to the University of Newcastle is determined by the University's refund policy.