Consumer Information for U.S. Direct Loans

Information provided by the Financial Aid and Awards Service.

Student financial aid information

All first time borrowers must participate in a student on-line entrance counseling process. Completing exit counselling is mandatory for student who withdraw, graduate, or end their studies. 

Academic programs

Information regarding Admissions requirements for US students is available at:

Cost of attendance

Refund policy, requirements for withdrawal and Return of Title IV Funds

Return of Title IV Funds Policy

Withdrawals or changes to course load may result in ineligibility for all or part of student loan funding, please visit the US residents page for further information

Satisfactory academic progress

Students in receipt of Title IV funding are required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as per the US Department of Education policy. For more information please visit the US residents page.

Students with disabilities

The Academic Accommodations Service works with the University of Ottawa community to support students with temporary or permanent disability.

Study abroad and exchange programs

Students studying abroad cannot receive Title IV funding as they would not be paying their tuition fees to the University of Ottawa. Students enrolled in an official University of Ottawa Exchange Program are considered as uOttawa students. To be considered for funding, the host university must be a Title IV eligible school, not located within the continental United States. For more information, please visit the US residents page.    

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

The Financial Aid and Awards Service reports student enrolment via NSLDS several times each academic year, but roughly every 60 days. More information is available on the NSLDS frequently asked questions page.

Privacy of student records (FERPA privacy laws and regulations for US citizens)

The University of Ottawa has put in place the policy 14a that defines the rights and obligations of students and of the University and its officers in matters pertaining to student records.

Student rights and obligations

Conflict of interest

Ineligible programs

Students in all nursing programs, the Juris Doctor/American University (Washington College of Law) program and the Doctor of Medicine program are not eligible for funding via the Direct Loan Program.

Contact us

Financial Aid and Awards Service

55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 3156
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 6N5

[email protected]

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