US financial aid

US financial aid

Introduction to financial aid at London Metropolitan University

  • London Metropolitan University participates in the William D. Ford federal direct loan programme. Subject to eligibility, US students are able to fund their undergraduate or postgraduate studies at London Met by taking out federal loans.

  • The information on these webpages guides you with your direct loan application and provides you with information on procedures and statutory requirements. Please follow the instructions provided so that we can process your direct loan application. You should use this website as a source of reference during the application process and during your time at the University. It is important that you read and understand the information on this website. Please read all the relevant sections, including the recommended external information references, follow the procedures given and adhere to the deadlines.

  • Application deadline The 2017/18 financial aid year starts on the 1 July. Applications for January 2018 are received and processed from the 1 November to 2 December 2017. We will try to make the loan application process as easy as possible, but we will not be able to take short cuts or fast-track any applications. The steps for applying for financial aid and the procedures outlined on this site are set out in accordance with US federal regulations.

Important notes

  • The definitive source of information for all matters relating to the direct loan programme is the US Department of Education and your loan servicer. The information on this website and the links to external sources are updated annually and every effort is made to ensure that they are revised periodically.

  • The direct loan program is regulated by US federal regulations that are enforced by the US Department of Education. London Metropolitan is responsible for the implementation of these regulations.

  • Pell grants are not available for study outside the United States.

Eligible courses

Not all London Met University courses are eligible for direct loans. The following are excluded:

  • Any course that does not lead to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree award eg certificate and diploma programmes
  • Some courses with professional designations
  • Any course with an element of study or research (including dissertation write up) based in the United States or any other location outside the UK
  • Distance learning courses
  • Any course of study that includes a work placement, work experience or an internship carried out at a location that is not eligible to award federal aid in its own right
  • Study abroad programmes (students should apply for federal loans through their home university)

If you are in any doubt, please email for further advice before starting your direct loan application.

Contact details

If you have any questions about the process of obtaining financial aid, please contact us at

US Financial Aid