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To be eligible for financial aid at The University of Queensland, you must meet the following stipulations.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible degree program (i.e. Bachelors, Masters by Coursework or Research program, MPhil or PhD)
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate, pass an Ability-To-Benefit (ATB) test approved by the US Department of Education, meet other standards your State establishes that the Department approves, complete a high school education in a home (US) school setting that is treated as such under US State law, or have satisfactorily completed six credit hours or the equivalent course work toward a degree or certificate
  • Be enrolled internally at The University of Queensland, on-campus (no distance, external or online courses)
  • Agree to, and maintain Financial Aid satisfactory academic progress
  • Be a citizen or eligible non-citizen of the United States
  • Not be in default on any education loan or owe a refund on an education grant
  • Not have been convicted of any offence under US State or Federal law involving the sale or possession of a controlled substance
  • Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration requirements if you are male and between the ages of 18-25
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • For PLUS loans, the borrower must also pass a credit check as required by the US Department of Education
  • Submit all documentation required by The University of Queensland to verify your eligibility and determine your financial need

 Please note:

  • All non-Australian citizens must also comply with the conditions of your relevant visa (Australian Immigration/visa legislation)
  • Nursing programs are ineligible for US Federal funding. This includes Bachelors and Masters degrees
  • Certificate, Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma programs are ineligible for the Direct Loan Program
  • If undertaking a research program, aid cannot be awarded if you undertake your research in the United States
  • It is a requirement under the Australian ESOS Act that all international students are enrolled full-time
  • To comply with US Department of Education Regulations, MD applicants who are United States citizens, permanent residents, or nationals must submit MCAT results with their University of Queensland application.

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