How to apply for US financial aid

The US Department of Education (DoE) provides comprehensive information about applying for direct loans. This information is summarised in the London Met financial aid webpages, but we recommend you also read the DoE website. The key steps in the application process are outlined below.

Deadlines for financial aid applications to be received by London Met

Loan processing will begin for September entrants on 11 April 2023 and the deadline is 10 August 2023. Please submit your application well before this deadline. 

Loan processing will begin for January entrants on 6 November 2023 and the deadline is 20 December 2023. Please submit your application well before this deadline. No applications will be processed after this deadline.

No further loans for the academic year 2023-24 will be processed after 20 December 2023.

  • Please complete financial awareness counselling and then go to the information for first-time applicants.
  • If this is your second or third application with London Met and you are an undergraduate student, see our information on subsequent applications. You are encouraged to undertake financial awareness counselling if you have not done so already.
  • Please note that financial aid only covers expenses related to education and basic living costs during study periods. Costs not essential to your studies (eg. cell phone charges) cannot be included in the cost of attendance. The school issues a list of recommended reading for each class, but you will not usually be required to purchase books for your classes.

Once you have all the documentation required to originate your loan, please send it as one emailed application pack to

If you need assistance or if you have any questions please email