US Federal Loans

US Federal Loans

A US citizen or US national may apply for US Federal Loans for educational related costs to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level at Aberystwyth University.

US Federal Loans are available from the US Government to eligible students on eligible programmes of study.  Aberystwyth University is an approved Title IV institution for the purpose of administering these loans.

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

Under the Direct Loan programme, the lender will be the US Federal Government rather than any commercial lender or bank.

For queries relating to US Federal Loans at Aberystwyth University please contact

  • Direct Loans
  • Your FAFSA
  • The US Government as a Lender
  • Applying for your loan and the Master Promissory Note (MPN)
  • Entrance Counseling & Exit Counseling
  • Federal Direct Loan Program
  • Federal Grad Plus Loan Program (postgraduates only)
  • Federal Parent PLUS Loan Program (parents of undergraduates only)
  • Private Loans
  • Loan Disbursement
  • 2019-2020 disbursement dates
  • 2020-2021 disbursement 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

Consumer Information

Student Life in the UK

Prospective students are encouraged to read about student life in the UK at


Cost of Living, Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Information on the cost of living in Aberystwyth, as well as our tuition fees and available scholarship, can be found at



Further information about accommodation at Aberystwyth can be found at


Equality and Diversity

The University treats matters related to Equality and Diversity very seriously. Further information can be found at


Support and Facilities for Students

The University’s Student Support Services provide advice and support for all our students


Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Information on Alcohol and Substance Abuse is provided at together with a link to the University’s Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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 US Federal Aid as a result of these penalties, we will provide you with a written notice which confirms you of your loss of eligibility and advises you of the ways in which to regain eligibility.


Privacy of Students Records

Your rights under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 are outlined on the University’s website:

Should you have a complaint about the processing of your US loan, you have the right to file complaints with the US Department of Education, although it would be preferable that you contact us first so that we can try to resolve the problem for you.


FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)

The University’s policy on Freedom of Information is available at

The University's Copyright Policy is also available at

Students should also note that in terms of academic practice, they are subject to the Rules & Regulations of the University:


Vaccinations Policy

Furtehr information about health and vaccinations can be found at