Funding your studies

US financial aid

Full-time applicants with US citizenship can apply for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program to help cover the cost of tuition and maintenance for eligible undergraduate or postgraduate courses. Direct loans are disbursed in multiple equal amounts and are sent directly to the University after enrolment and placed in your student account as stipulated by federal law. The amount you can borrow depends on a number of factors, including your level of study and any previous direct loans.

Information about direct loans and repayment

Direct loans are low interest loans for US citizens and their parents to help pay for the cost of a student's education after high school. The lender is the US Department of Education rather than a bank or other financial institution. The direct loan borrower benefits from protected interest rates, deferment and cancellation provision, income based and income contingent repayment plans, a public service forgiveness programme and consolidated interest on prior loans.

How to apply

Initial applications for US Financial Aid are made through the US Department of Education. However, London Metropolitan University is responsible for administering and disbursing loans. It is therefore important that you refer to the University's US Financial Aid webpages for information about current loan amounts, eligibility requirements, application procedures and deadlines. Please email if you have any questions.

Deposit payment

If you are a student in need of a Tier 4 student visa you may be required to pay a deposit prior to the disbursement of your loan in order to secure a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies), which is needed to obtain your visa.

At a glance

Maximum value: Varies according to student status
Open to: Citizens of the US on eligible courses at London Met
Studying at level:


The information on this page applies to students starting courses in these academic years (as indicated):


Ways to fund your studies

Bursaries and grants

Funding your studies

Bursaries and grants can help you cover a range of expenses whilst studying, including your living costs.

Fee reductions and discounts

Funding your studies

The fee reductions that are available can depend on your level of study and where you are from.


Funding your studies

The types of student loan available to you depend on where you are from and whether you are looking to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate course.


Funding your studies

Available scholarships depend on your level of study and where you are from.

Ways to pay

Funding your studies

How you pay your tuition fees depends on the type of funding you have, where you are from and whether you are studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level.