Loans for US students at Aberystwyth University

The purpose of this site is to guide US students to access sufficient funds for their studies at our University.

Loans have become an essential element for most students, whether they are from the UK, the US or any country for that matter. There are differences in the way that loan programs work in each country and most will be geared to students studying in their home countries. Please read the relevant sections below that should identify the differences in securing both Federal and private loans to study in the UK.

Please note that all loans must be repaid. It is the responsibility of the borrower to repay the loan.

Under the Direct Loan programme, students receive loans under the same terms as the old FFELP programme except that the lender will be the US Federal Government rather than participating lenders/banks.

  • Direct Loans (DL)
  • Your FAFSA
  • The US Government as a Lender: differences between the old FFEL program and the Direct Loans program
  • Applying for your loan and the Master Promissory Note (MPN)
  • Applying for your loan and the Master Promissory Note (MPN)
  • Entrance Counselling & Exit Counselling
  • Federal Stafford Loan Program
  • Federal Grad Plus Loan Program (postgraduates only)
  • Federal Parent PLUS Loan Program (parents of undergraduates only)
  • Private Loans
  • Loan Disbursement
  • 2016-2017 dates
  • 2017-2018 dates
  • Bank Account
  • Loan Limits
  • Your Loan and Your Student Visa
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Payment of University Tuition Fees and Accommodation Fees
  • The University's Refund Policy
  • Procedure for the Return of Title IV Funds