1. Once on campus, you can request a meeting with members of the financial aid office in order to
understand your federal loans. You can find out how they impact your student account, and we can
clarify questions about interest rates, disbursement, repayment and planning for future semesters.
2. Student Accounting Services (SAS) processes living expense checks in euros during the week before
the start of classes. If you wish to leave your money on your student account of if you prefer to receive
the payment in US dollars instead of euros, the request must be made in writing to the following
address: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don't plan to open a local bank account into which you can deposit a
check in euros, please contact SAS as well.
3. You can request a statement of your loan history from The Financial Aid office.
4. For undergraduate students, you and your parents can contact the Financial Aid office at any point
to understand the implications of loans for financing your education.
1. If you are going to receive a living expense check in order to pay Comforts of Home rent, it is your
responsibility to make this payment to Comforts of Home right away after retrieving your living expense
check from AUP. AUP does not pay Comforts of Home on your behalf.
2. You cannot qualify for any federal loan money or keep your previous federal loans in deferment if you
drop down to less than half time in a given semester. Half-time for loans is officially defined as 6 credits.
Please note that thesis extensions are worth 0 credits and, therefore, will not qualify you to receive
federal loans (see #7).
3. Since AUP is a foreign university (meaning our campus is located outside of the United States), federal
regulation states that students receiving federal loans during their studies cannot study in the U.S. at
any point while in the pursuit of their degree at AUP. This regulation means that you cannot participate
in a study abroad program with a partner university in the U.S. and that you cannot do field research,
write a thesis, or do an internship for credit within the U.S.(Code of Federal Regulations CFR600.52.ii.c).
USC /GW students are not eligible for federal loans while at AUP but this restriction is lifted once they
leave the AUP campus and begin studies elsewhere.
Your Right to Know
Important Policies & Common Misunderstandings