Posted Date: March 12, 2015

Foreign School Update ID: FS-2015-02

Author:  Robin Minor, Chief Compliance Officer, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Foreign Schools Handbook Available on Foreign School Information Page

We are pleased to announce the release of a new Foreign Schools Handbook.

The Foreign Schools Handbook consists of an introduction section and four separate chapters. It contains information about requirements that are applicable only to foreign institutions eligible to participate in the Title IV programs, and includes recent guidance on the following topics:

  • Title IV-ineligible programs from Dear Colleague Letter GEN-14-20, as well as additional guidance regarding the establishment of a separate Title IV-eligible version of a program (Chapter 1, page 1-9).

  • Title IV eligibility of programs containing internships and externships (Chapter 1, page 1-12).

The Foreign Schools Handbook can be found in the “Foreign Schools Handbook and Audit Guide” section of the Foreign School Information page on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site.

Contact information

Questions and suggestions concerning the Foreign Schools Handbook can be sent to


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