Stellenbosch and Federal Student Aid

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  1. PMBrooks

    PMBrooks New Member

    Does anyone know how I can find out if the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa participates in the Federal Student Aid program? Thanks!

    Pb
     
  2. alarmingidea

    alarmingidea New Member

    From www.fafsa.ed.gov:

    UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH
    WILCOCKS BUILDING SOUTH ENTRA
    STELLENBOSCH
    Federal School Code: G24966
     
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Is it true that a school must be accredited by some US/CHEA organization before students can be eligible for US federal financial aid? If so then the answer to your question is, "no."
     
  4. alarmingidea

    alarmingidea New Member

    Nothing I have encountered on the subject says that schools must hold US accreditation in order to participate in the FFEL program.
     
  5. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Hi - You may be right. My knowledge on this topic is fr leass than perfect.
     
  6. Myoptimism

    Myoptimism New Member

    I thought a new federal law disallowed distance learning from foreign schools.

    Tony
     
  7. PMBrooks

    PMBrooks New Member

    thanks for the info! Actuallly I am not necessarily asking for financial aid purposes, but taxes. apparently, so long as a school is certified for FSA, the tuition can be counted as a tax deduction. So says my accountant.
    Pb
     
  8. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    It's good to know that if it is then it definitely is an acceptable deduction, but even if it's not on the federal system can't it still be a qualifying educational expense if it's for real?

    -=Steve=-
     
  9. macattack

    macattack New Member

    His CPA is correct. The institution must participate in the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs.
     
  10. Myoptimism

    Myoptimism New Member

    This is true, but depending on several factors including the program and current job situation, education expenses from a provider that is not a federal financial aid participant might be deductible as qualifying work related education.

    Of course, it is a slam dunk if the school is a financial aid participant.

    Tony
     
  11. locatellcs

    locatellcs New Member

    Stellenbosch University Federal School Code and loans

    I have 2 questions:

    1. Can US students receive loans for tuition and living expenses to attend Stellenbosch University?

    2. What is the current Federal School code for the University of Stellenbosch?

    Thanks you so much for your help.
     
  12. major56

    major56 Active Member

    Does not appear so...
    https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/schoolSearch?locale=en_EN

    Same for foreign school Stafford loans...
    Foreign Stafford Loans - Stafford Loan Programs in Foreign

    However, although this may be outdated:

    UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH
    STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA
    WILCOCKS BUILDING SOUTH ENTRA
    FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE: G24966
    http://www.ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/attachments/1101FederalSchoolCodeList.pdf
     
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