United States of America
Federal student loans
As of 1st January 2012, ECU 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
We predominately liaise with Sallie Mae, a private loan provider for US students' educational requirements (e.g.tuition fees and living expenses).
If you are successful in obtaining a private loan, ECU will normally receive 2 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, therefore ECU will contact you once each cheque arrives to organise the deposit of the cheque.
US Veterans - Post 9/11 GI Bill-Chapter 33
The Post - 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
Receiving Benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009. No payments can be made under this program for training pursued before that date.
You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001, and you are still on active duty or were honorably:
- discharged from the active duty; or
- released from active duty and placed on the retired list or temporary disability retired list; or
- released from active duty and transferred to the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve; or
- released from the active duty for further service in a reserve component of the Armed Forces.
You may also be eligible if you were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
For more information you can log onto the GI Bill website.