Financial aid for students from the USA

If you are a student from the USA, Plymouth University will support you with obtaining financial aid from your home country. Plymouth University participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program managed by the US Department of Education. Certain programmes are also registered with the US Department of Veterans Affairs and eligible students may seek VA Educational Benefits through the University. The University will also work with private lenders such as Sallie Mae. For further information please consult the pages below.

Direct Loan news

Applications for Aid (2016-17 award year)

The University will begin accepting completed application packs from students from 1 June 2016. The Cost of Attendance (CoA) calculator for the 2016-17 award year will be available on that date. 

The University will issue a provisional loan approval letter for visa purposes should you require one.

The U.S. Department of Education has increased the loan origination fee for Direct Loans originated on or after 1 July 2013. The changes are as follows:

  • Stafford subsidised/unsubsidised: increased to 1.051 per cent
  • Graduate/parent PLUS: increased to 4.204 per cent