There are no short cuts to loan origination. The steps you will need to take are quick and easy but the University of Plymouth will not know if you have completed all the processes for all the loans you intend to borrow unless you tell us, and the University will not know how much you wish to borrow until you tell us.
We want to be sure that you have completed everything you have to do before we start to process your application because if the school starts origination of loans and your application is incomplete or information is missing then your loan origination will fail and this will delay your access to federal financial assistance.
Take the time to read our guidance carefully before you start and please download and refer to this flowchart (PDF).
There are some stages where we need a screenshot as evidence and if you forget to obtain this at the correct stage then you may have to start over again.
To speed the process we will accept evidence in the form of email attachments but we need all the evidence from you at the same time - all required documents must come in the same email; if anything is omitted then we cannot start the loan origination process and this will delay your access to federal financial assistance.
When you have finished and collected all the evidence required then please send this to the University of Plymouth’s Student Funding Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For priority treatment your email subject line should be in the format: US Loan for Award Year YYYY-YY.
For example: US Loan for Award Year 2020-21.