SECTION 5: DEFINITIONS
Cost of attendance is an estimate of tuition and fees, room and board, transportation, and other costs for the period of enrollment covered by the loan, as
determined by the school. A student’s cost of attendance may be obtained from the school’s financial aid office.
Estimated financial assistance is all federal, state, institutional (school), private, and other sources of assistance used in determining eligibility for most Title IV
student financial aid, including amounts of financial assistance used to replace the expected family contribution. The student’s estimated financial assistance is
determined by the school and may be obtained from the school’s financial aid office.
A lender is a private education lender as defined in Section 140 of the Truth in Lending Act and any other person engaged in the business of securing, making, or
extending private education loans on behalf of the lender.
A period of enrollment is the academic year, academic term (such as semester, trimester, or quarter), or the number of weeks of instructional time for which the
applicant is requesting the loan.
A private education loan is a loan provided by a private education lender that is not a Title IV loan and that is issued expressly for postsecondary education
expenses, regardless of whether the loan is provided through the school that the student attends or directly to the borrower from the private education lender. A
private education loan does not include (1) An extension of credit under an open-end consumer credit plan, a reverse mortgage transaction, a residential mortgage
transaction, or any other loan that is secured by real property or a dwelling; or (2) An extension of credit in which the school is the lender if the term of the extension
of credit is 90 days or less or an interest rate will not be applied to the credit balance and the term of the extension of credit is one year or less, even if the credit is
payable in more than four installments.
Title IV student financial aid includes the Federal Pell Grant Program, the Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) Program, the Federal Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program, the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Program, the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP),
the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, the Federal Perkins Loan Program, the National Science
and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) Program, and the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education
(TEACH) Grant Program. To apply for Title IV federal grants, loans, and work-study, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available at
www.fafsa.gov, by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID, or from the school’s financial aid office.
SECTION 6: PAPERWORK REDUCTION NOTICE
Paperwork Reduction Notice: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 1845-0101. The time required to
complete this information collection is estimated to average 0.25 hours (15 minutes) per response, including the time to review instructions, search
existing data resources, gather and maintain the data needed and complete and review the information collection.
If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s) or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: U.S.
Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202-4651.
If you have any comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual submission of this form, contact your lender.