Federal student loans
Curtin University is a deferment only institution and therefore no longer certifies US federal loans, such as loans applied for under the Direct Loan Program (DLP) or the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP).
Private student loans
Curtin University predominately liaises with Sallie Mae, who is a private loan provider for US students’ educational requirements, such as the cost of tuition fees and living expenses.
If you are successful in obtaining a private loan, Curtin University will normally receive two cheques over the course of 12 months or the period of enrolment up to 12 months for each loan. The cheque is made co-payable to you and the University, and so Curtin will contact you once each cheque arrives to organise the deposit of the cheque.
If you make any changes to your enrolment, such as a leave of absence or course withdrawal, you must email email@example.com to advise so that the necessary reporting adjustments can be made to your loan.
Curtin University can approve deferments for students who have already received US Federal Student Loans. If you have in the past received a US federal student loan and you are enrolled at Curtin University on at least a part-time basis, you can apply to defer repayment of those loans. Please contact your lender for the appropriate deferment form and submit this with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Student Assistance (ASA) website – while ASA no longer provides loans to US students at Curtin University, they do have a wide range of resources to help manage your loans.