Student Administration: Consumer information for US loans scheme
Please see below links to key consumer information for students participating in the Direct Loan Program. If required, further University strategies, policies, procedures and codes can be found in the online Document Warehouse.
- Academic Programmes Available at the UoP
- Code of Conduct for Education Loans
- Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates
- Copyright Infringement
- Crime Rates
- Data Protection
- Degree Accreditation
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
- Fire Safety
- Freedom of Information
- Loan Terms and Sample Repayment Schedule
- Missing Persons Procedure
- NSLDS Loan Reporting
- Placement Rates
- Retention Rates
- Safeguarding Policy
- Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Services and Facilities for Students with Disabilities
- Student Charter
- Student Code of Conduct
- Student Communications Policy
- Student Complaints Policy
- Student Services
- Textbook Information
- Vaccinations Policy
- Withdrawing and Return of Title IV Policy
Academic Programmes Available at the UoP
For information about the University's academic programmes please refer to the courses webpage on our website.
Code of Conduct for Education Loans
The University expects any of its employees who have responsibilities with respect to U.S. loans to abide by a code of conduct, which prohibits:
- 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 centre or financial aid office staffing assistance; and
- advisory board compensation.
* If you are applying for a private U.S. student loan the University will work with, in most cases, whichever private lender you decide to use, if they are willing to work with us. Please note that we are only aware of one lender currently offering such loans, which is Sallie Mae. Sallie Mae is not a preferred lender and this does not represent a preferred lender arrangement.
Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates
Information on the University’s completion/graduation and transfer-out rates is available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
The University’s Copyright Code aims to inform all members of the University staff and students of acceptable use of third party copyright materials.
For information on crime rates in the local area please refer to POLICE.UK.
The University’s Data Protection Statement for students explains how the personal – and sensitive personal data collected by the University may be used, including some examples of processing.
In the UK, the power to award degrees is regulated by law and the Privy Council is responsible for the granting of degree awarding powers and University titles. The University’s power to award degrees derives from Section 214 of the Education Reform Act 1988. The University of Portsmouth is one of the degree-awarding bodies recognised under that Act. For the current list of recognised bodies please refer to GOV.UK.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
The University seeks to protect students against the risks arising from substance misuse. For further information please refer to the University’s Student Drugs and Alcohol Policy.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("the Act") gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities. For further information please refer to the Freedom of Information webpages on our website.
Loan Terms and Sample Repayment Schedule
For information on annual loan amounts, loan terms, and sample repayment schedules, please refer to the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website.
Missing Persons Procedure
The University’s Major Incident Action Plan defines the procedures to be followed by staff and students when confronted by a serious incident such as the disappearance of a student.
NSLDS Loan Reporting
If a Direct Loan is taken out by a student at the University we will submit the details to the National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS),and this data will be accessible to guarantee agencies, lenders and schools determined to be authorised users of the data system. For further information on the National Student Loan Database System please refer to NSLDS.
The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey is available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). The timeframes and methodology associated with this survey are also explained on this website.
For undergraduate courses, you can also view useful statistics from the DLHE survey and National Student Survey via the Key Information Sets available through Unistats.
Information on the University’s retention rate is available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
The University’s Safeguarding Policy: Children and Vulnerable Adults policy seeks to support activities involving children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and to offer assurances to both staff, students, volunteers and visitors that, through its implementation, the University seeks to protect them and to keep them safe from harm when in contact with University students and staff.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Students have an obligation of Satisfactory Academic Progression (SAP) within the Federal Aid program. For further information please refer to the University’s Federal Aid - Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) guidance.
Services and Facilities for Students with Disabilities
The University is committed to promoting equal opportunities for all students. No student will be excluded from entry to any programme as a result of discrimination on the grounds of disability. For information on services and facilities for students with disabilities, please refer to the Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre (ASDAC) webpages on our website.
The University is committed to delivering a high-quality student experience that aims to meet and exceed student expectations. For further information please refer to the University’s Student Charter.
Student Code of Conduct
The University’s Code of Student Behaviour outlines acceptable behaviour of students of the University, both on and off campus, in order to secure the proper working of the University.
Student Communications Policy
Ensuring an excellent student experience is one of the headline aims of the University. A major part of that experience relates to how we communicate to and with our students. For further information please refer to the University’s Student Communications Policy.
Student Complaints Policy
The Student Complaint procedure explains both the University’s internal informal and formal mechanisms, and the external independent Ombudsman’s procedure, for the resolution of complaints.
Information about any required and recommended textbooks for your course will be provided to you by your department. Should you require specific information about textbooks, please contact the relevant department for advice.
For information regarding student health and well-being, including vaccination information, please search for 'health and wellbeing' on MyPort.
Withdrawing and Return of Title IV Policy
If a student who receives Title IV funding withdraws, interrupts for more than 180 days, or drops below half time attendance the University will follow the requirements of returning funds laid down by the U.S. Department of Education. For further information please refer to the University’s Return of Title IV Funds guidance.