Student Life Centre

Consumer Information

Federal regulations require schools to disclose specific consumer information to prospective and enrolled students.

The following is a summary of the consumer information topic areas with links to policies, information and resources. If you need assistance or paper copies, please contact the University's Financial Aid Administrators.

Student Financial Aid Information

For information about all the need-based and non-need-based federal, local, private and institutional student financial assistance programs available to students who enroll at the University of Sussex, please see the following web pages:

Please see our American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid web pages for information about:

  • Terms and conditions of the Title IV, HEA (Higher Education Act) loans
  • Criteria for selecting recipients and for determining the award amount
  • Eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid
  • Methods and frequency of disbursements of aid
  • Rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA student financial aid, including the criteria for continued student eligibility and standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Terms of loans received as part of the financial aid package, a sample loan repayment schedule and the necessity for repaying loans
  • Procedures and forms by which students apply for assistance
  • The exit counseling information the University collects and provides to servicers

Please note at the University of Sussex:

  • Programs with a compulsory study abroad year are not eligible for financial aid 
  • Programs with a voluntary (optional) study abroad period are not eligible for financial aid 
  • Employment is not provided as part of the financial aid package 
Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities

Information about the facilities and services available to students with disabilities, including students with intellectual disabilities known as Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), is available from:

Price (Cost) of Attendance
Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Financial Aid
Academic Program (Educational Program, Instructional Facilities and Faculty)

Current degree programs and instructional, laboratory and other physical plant facilities that relate to the academic program:

Other educational and training programs:

Faculty and other instructional personnel

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

The University of Sussex has established articulation agreements with two institutions:

 

Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions

Unauthorised distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorised peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject you to civil and criminal liabilities.

School and Program Accreditation, Approval or Licensure
Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
Vaccinations Policy
Textbook Information
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Certificate
Retention Rate, Completion / Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates
Placement in Employment
Types of Graduate and Professional Education in Which the School’s Graduates Enroll
Job Placement Rates
Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

The University of Sussex does not have an 'Intercollegiate Athletic Program' as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Sussexsport: Sport and fitness facilities for students and staff
Security Report - Missing Person Notification Policy
Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Information Security
Student Loan Information Published by the U.S. Department of Education

The University will provide information published by the U.S. Department of Education to students at any time that information regarding loan availability is requested, including the rights and responsibilities of students and schools under Title IV HEA (Higher Education Act) loan programs.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

If you take out a Direct Subsidized, Direct Unsubsidized or Direct PLUS loan through the University of Sussex the details of your loan will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.

Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

Prior to the first disbursement, first-time borrowers of a Federal Direct Loan (other than Parent PLUS loans) will be provided with comprehensive information on the terms and conditions of the loan and of the borrower’s responsibilities through Entrance Counseling. The University of Sussex requires Entrance Counseling to be completed through StudentLoans.gov before a loan is approved.

Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

The University will provide Exit Counseling to borrowers of loans under the Direct Loan program (other than Parent PLUS loans) shortly before the student borrower ceases at least half-time study at the University. The University of Sussex requires Exit Counseling to be completed through StudentLoans.gov. Any student who fails to complete Exit Counseling via StudentLoans.gov will be sent by post a copy of the Exit Counseling Guide published by the U.S. Department of Education.

Code of Conduct for Education Loans

University of Sussex Code of Conduct for Education Loans

In order to prohibit a conflict of interest with the responsibilities of an agent with respect to private education loans, all agents at the University of Sussex with responsibility for US loans are prohibited from:

  • Revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender;
  • Receiving gifts from a lender, a guarantor, or a loan servicer;
  • Contracting arrangements providing financial benefit from any lender or affiliate of a lender;
  • Directing borrowers to particular lenders* or refusing or delaying loan certifications;
  • Offers of funds for private loans;
  • Call center of financial aid office staffing assistance; and
  • Advisory board compensation.

All agents with responsibility for US loans are reminded annually of the provisions of the code.

 * If a student / parent is applying for a private US education loan, the University of Sussex will work with whichever private education lender they decide to use, if the lender is willing to work with the University of Sussex (a foreign institution). Please note that the University of Sussex is only aware of three private education lenders currently offering such loans: Sallie Mae; VSAC (for Vermont residents) and HESAA (for New Jersey residents). Sallie Mae, VSAC and HESAA are not preferred lenders and this does not represent a preferred lender arrangement.

Planning, Governance and Compliance

 

Financial Aid Administrators

For correspondence regarding Federal Student Aid, please use the following email address:

E usfinancialaid@sussex.ac.uk

Financial Aid Office
Student Life Centre
Bramber House, Level 1, North Side
University of Sussex
Falmer, East Sussex
BN1 9QU
ENGLAND

Marie Hopkins
T +44 1273 877307

Mandy Healy
T + 44 1273 873838

Katherine Gardner
T +44 1273 872994