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Rights and Responsibilities

All rights and responsibilities of student enrolled on loan programs at Northumbria University are listed below. If you have any queries that are not answered below please email.


  • Have all records and data submitted with your application for financial aid treated as confidential information, as prescribed by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). 
  • Have an explanation of the award process.
  • Be notified of changes in your financial aid status and the reasons for those changes.
  • Know the conditions of any loan you accept. 


  • Complete and submit application materials to the appropriate agencies within required or recommended time-frames. 
  • Read all materials sent to you from the Financial Aid Office. Read, understand, and keep copies of all forms you sign. 
  • Know and comply with the rules governing the aid you receive. These rules include but are not limited to: 

--You must not be in default on any prior educational loan. 
--You must not owe a refund on a Federal Pell Grant or a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant due to repayment.

  • Provide additional documentation, and any additional information if requested by the Financial Aid Office. 
  • Comply with the provisions of any promissory note and all other agreements you sign including repaying your student loans.
  • Complete the registration process each year in order to ensure availability of all student aid funds you have been awarded.
  • Use student financial aid proceeds solely for direct educational costs and related living expenses. 
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Report private sources of student financial aid to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Report any changes in your status: marital, academic, enrolment, residential, or name status.
  • Keep your local and permanent addresses current with the Enrolments and Records Office.


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