Students should be aware of disability support and that any related additional costs can be included in their Cost of Attendance when applying for Federal or private loans.
For information about the price of attendance, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation costs, and any other additional costs, please see our Student Fees and Grants Page.
Cost of Attendance is based on tuition fees/accommodation/living costs and calculated after taking into account the students’ EFC.
For information about current taught degree programmes and other educational and training programmes available at Maynooth, please see our information pages:
Unauthorised distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorised peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject you to civil and criminal liabilities. Please see Maynooth University’s Inventions & Patent Policy.
The Universities Act, 1997 provides Maynooth University with legal Authorization to provide an educational program beyond the secondary school level and to award a degree that is equivalent to a degree awarded in the US.
Universities Act 1997 Ireland
Policies and penalties associated with alcohol-related offences are outlined in Maynooth University’s Campus Alcohol Policy and General Rules of the University and Code of Discipline for students.
The US Department of Education provides information on the penalties associated with drug-related offences under the US Higher Education Act. Should you lose eligibility for your US student loan as a result of these penalties, we will provide you with a written notice which notifies you of your loss of eligibility and advises you of the ways in which to regain eligibility.
If you require further support please our Student Unions pages.
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 academic department for advice. You are not required to buy books from a specific book shop.
Maynooth University retention or progression data can be found this HEA Study of Progression in Higher Education Report. See Table F2 on page 50 of the report for the Maynooth University figures. See Table G5 on page 53 for a breakdown of that figure by ISCED code.
In the 2015/2016 academic year the completion rate for full time undergraduate degree students completed within 6 years was 82.4%.
Maynooth University does not have an 'intercollegiate athletic programme’ as defined by the US Department of Education.
Your rights under the Data Protection Act 1988 and the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 are outlined in the university’s Data Protection Policy. See also additional Data and Privacy related policies. Should you have a complaint about the processing of your US loan, you have the right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education, although it would be preferable that you contact the school first so that we can try to resolve the problem for you.
Maynooth University will provide information published by the US Department of Education to students at any time that information regarding loan availability is requested, including the rights and responsibilities of students and schools under Title IV HEA (Higher Education Act) loan programs.
If you take out a federal loan at Maynooth University, we will submit the details of your loan to NSLDS and this data will be accessible to guarantee agencies, lenders and schools determined to be authorised users of the data system.
Prior to the first disbursement, first-time borrowers (other than for Parent PLUS loans) will be provided with comprehensive information on the terms and conditions of the loan and of the borrower’s responsibilities through entrance counselling. At Maynooth University, entrance counselling is required to be completed via StudentLoans.gov before a loan will be approved.
The university will notify student loan borrowers that they must complete exit counselling shortly before the student borrower ceases at least half-time study at the school. At Maynooth University exit counselling should be completed via StudentLoans.gov.
Prior to the first disbursement, borrowers who are informed by the US Department of Education that they have an adverse credit history (and have obtained an approved endorser or documented to the satisfaction of the US Department of Education that there are extenuating circumstances related to the adverse credit history) will be required to undertake PLUS counselling. At Maynooth University, PLUS counselling is required to be completed via StudentLoans.gov before a loan will be approved.
Maynooth University’s code of conduct for US education loans is as follows:
In order to prohibit a conflict of interest with the responsibilities of an agent with respect to private education loans, all agents at the School with responsibility for US loans are prohibited from:
- 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.
All agents with responsibility for US loans are reminded at least annually of the code.
If you are applying for a private US student loan, Maynooth University will work with 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.