University College Dublin
Ireland's Global University 

Financial Aid Consumer Information:

Financial Aid Consumer Information:

This page has been created to fulfil the disclosure requirements under Title IV. Federal regulations require Institutions participating in financial aid programs to disclose specified information to all prospective students, current students and employees

Please note we provide notice of the availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information on the Financial Aid section of our website. We have a detailed instruction available by contacting federalaid@ucd.ie; this document should be read carefully.

Contact Information for assistance in obtaining Institutional or financial Aid Information:

Colm Walsh, Scholarships & Funding Officer, federalaid@ucd.ie

Lindsey Siferd, available to contact in our New York Office on (646)-632-3781

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

We are required to inform the student or parent that the 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 authorised users of the data system.

 

Relevant Links:

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Security & Safety Information

University Privacy of Student Records

Freedom of Information

Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions

Services and facilities for students with disabilities

Price of Attendance (also see our Financial Aid Cost of Attendance spreadsheet)

Refund Policy (also see our PDF instruction document)

Academic Program (Educational Program, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty)

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Financial Aid

Transfers; Transfer of Credit Policies

School and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure

UCD Student Code 2016/2017

Graduation, Retention & Completion Rates;

The success of our students and alumni reflects on the quality education, co-curricular experiences, and services available to them at University College Dublin. UCD discloses information to students on graduation, retention, and completion rates.

For Career Placement and Employment Data please consult our Career Development Center which annually collects Career Placement, Continuing Education Data and Employment Data.

Loan Consumer Information Disclosures: Private loans

Students may obtain private loans, subject to credit check and lending criteria.  Under the ‘Truth in Lending Act’, we are required to disclose consumer information related to these private loans.  

The following loan companies have made loans to UCD students in the past; Sallie Mae

Drug & Alcohol Prevention Program Certification

For operational guidelines in relation to the UCD Student Code 2016/2017 for alcohol and drugs see the following link

For UCD's Smoke Free Campus see the following link

In common with Irish Law, University College Dublin does not tolerate drug abuse.

The school enforces drug and alcohol and smoking policies consistent with Irish law and will notify any infringement to the appropriate national and local law enforcement agencies.

The Irish police have powers to arrest and test anyone they have reason to believe may be under the influence of drugs. Similarly breath testing for alcohol is mandatory for everyone involved in a road traffic accident.

Health information, advice and help is available for students:

Irish schools are fortunate that the Health Service Executive (HSE), with which students will have access to as part of their normal health, promotes and offers information, advice and help specifically for students which can be seen at

http://www.hse.ie/eng/Links/Links_by_Topic/Drug_and_Alcohol_Links/

The legal sanctions for possession and supply of non-prescription, sometimes called recreational, drugs are outlined on the following website:

http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/justice/criminal_law/criminal_offences/drug_offences.html

The legal penalties can be severe and the university will not look kindly on anyone arrested for drug possession which includes a ban from campus, especially where young or vulnerable persons may have access, and being barred from professional qualifications and dropped from other courses.

The school is aware of the detriment to an individual’s health, finances and future which is caused by drug and alcohol and tobacco misuse and dependency. The school’s own health service works as part of the Health Service Executive (HSE) to support encourage and addicts to recover.

The school advises students to learn about various drugs and their effects using the following information sources:

http://www.hse.ie/eng/Links/Links_by_Topic/Drug_and_Alcohol_Links/

This same site allows students and staff to seek help, which can be anonymously using both web and freeephone.

Posters in health and social areas of the school advise students of the dangers of drugs and direct students to necessary support.

 

Alcohol

The sale and consumption of alcohol, on or off campus, is governed by Irish law.

Practical guidance on safe and unhealthy drinking is available:

www.hse.ie/go/alcohol/

 

Smoking

The University is governed by Irish law. 

The Irish government is committed to reducing smoking and the HSE offers help and support to those who wish to quit smoking.

http://www.hse.ie/go/QUIT/

 

Furthermore, if you are convicted of a drug related offence you will cease to be eligible for federal student aid for the rest of this, and for all future years unless and until  you complete an acceptable drug rehabilitation program and/ pass two unannounced drug tests administered by an acceptable drug rehabilitation program.

Such a programme and testing does not exist in Ireland. You would therefore be unfunded for the continuance and completion of your degree course and would need to return to the USA where such a rehabilitation programme may be found.

 

To learn more about possible loss of loan eligibility and rehabilitation, go to

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility/criminal-convictions

Student Right-to-Know Act

The success of our students and alumni reflects on the quality education, co-curricular experiences, and services available to them at University College Dublin. UCD discloses information to students on graduation, retention, and completion rates.

For Career Placement and Employment Data please consult our Career Development Center which annually collects Career Placement, Continuing Education Data and Employment Data.

http://www.ucd.ie/careers/

Nationally statistics are produced by the Higher Education Authority (HEA). The HEA has a statutory responsibility, at central government level, for the effective governance and regulation of higher education institutions and the higher education system. They provide information available using the following link:

http://www.hea.ie/en/statistics/overview

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Privacy of Student Records)

Records Management is the application of controls over the creation, maintenance, use and disposal/archive of records which are required for the administration of University activities.

Records should be retained for as long as required to meet the legal, administrative, financial and operational requirements of the University, as recommended by the University's Records Retention Schedule, after which time they must be either destroyed or filed / archived appropriately.

The following web link outlines the University's Data Protection policy and procedures. Please refer all enquiries relating to Data Protection to the University Records Manager.

https://www.ucd.ie/foi/recordk/management.html

Safeguarding Consumer Information

The University has established IT policies and procedures to safeguard essential services, protect the privacy of students and staff, and comply with contractual requirements and legislation.

www.ucd.ie/itservices/ourservices/security/policiesandprocedures/

Policies and Procedures:

Acceptable Usage Policy

Administrative Information Security Policy

Information Handling Standard

IT Services Disaster Recovery Policy

Misrepresentation

The school has procedures to ensure that it does not misrepresent the nature of its educational program.

Intentionally misreporting information on financial aid application materials is a violation of law, subject to fine and/or imprisonment in the US. A student should be aware that s/he will be held responsible for the integrity of any financial aid information submitted either by the student or on his/her behalf.

Applying for and receiving federal financial aid funds requires that a student (and parents, if necessary) complete and submit various applications, forms, and other documents. The integrity of these documents and the accuracy of the information presented through them are critical to the financial aid process. While the Financial Aid Office has systems in place to identify and resolve discrepancies in information it receives, in the case where information and/or documentation intentionally misrepresents a student’s financial need, federal, state, and institutional offices and agencies are defrauded.

If there has been intentional misrepresentation, the student will be referred to the appropriate disciplinary committee by the UCD Financial Aid Office, where possible university disciplinary action may be taken. If it is determined that a violation has occurred, the consequences may include, but are not limited to, making full restitution of loans for which the student is not entitled, withholding of future disbursements until the matter is resolved, and obligation to pay the resulting balance on the student account. Cases involving omission are not referred to the Department of Education. However, any ineligible funds received must be returned, and the student will be responsible for the balance on the student account.

UCD Fraud Policy

https://www.ucd.ie/bursar/downloads/forms/UCD%20Fraud%20Policy.pdf

Loan Disclosures

We are required to inform the student or parent that the 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 authorised users of the data system.

Students may obtain private loans, subject to credit check and lending criteria.  Under the ‘Truth in Lending Act’, we are required to disclose consumer information related to these private loans.  

The following loan companies have made loans to UCD students in the past; Sallie Mae

Missing Student Notification Policy

UCD takes a community approach to promote personal safety for all students, staff and visitors through awareness, partnership and prevention. In order to ensure a safe and secure environment in UCD everybody is encouraged to play their part in looking out for their own safety and for the safety of others.

Campus Services offers support to the university community in the event of an emergency, security incident, or similar on campus.

You should use the emergency line (01 716 7999 (tel:0035317167999)) to request assistance or to report any issues regarding personal safety and security of property on campus. The UCD emergency line is operated 24 hours a day and assistance will be provided in response to your call.

Dealing With Acute Student (and other) Situations and Emergencies - A Guide for Staff

An Garda Síochána - Missing Persons Bureau

UCD Community and Personal Safety Information

UCD Safety, Insurance, Operational Risk & Compliance Office

Other relevant links

University Privacy of Student Records

Freedom of Information

Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions

Services and facilities for students with disabilities

Price of Attendance (also see our Financial Aid Cost of Attendance spreadsheet)

Refund Policy (also see our PDF instruction document)

Academic Program (Educational Program, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty)

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Financial Aid

Transfers; Transfer of Credit Policies

School and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure

UCD Student Code 2016/2017

School and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure

Disclaimer

The College has tried to give students an early opportunity to begin their research of student funding. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2017-18 academic year.