If you are a student from the United States of America and are applying to study at City, key information about the availability and conditions of US student loans can be crucial to supporting your studies.
City, University of London participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loans) which can provide funding to cover your tuition fees and living expenses, subject to approval by City.
Funds are available through Direct subsidised (undergraduates only), unsubsidised and plus loans.
Further general information is available on the Federal Student Aid website, including details of interest rates and terms.
US Federal Loans
Not all courses are eligible for US Federal Aid loans. Non-degree programmes, distance learning programmes, programmes which are less than 50% of the full-time equivalent, programmes offered at non-City sites and courses based in the City Division of Nursing.
Sallie Mae Student Loans
Full-time postgraduate can apply for up to 52 weeks, full time undergraduate can apply for up to 39 weeks. Part-time students can apply for 50% of these costs. Loans will be disbursed in three equal disbursements - September, January and May.
US Veteran Affairs funding
Eligible US veterans/or their dependents can use US Veteran Affairs funding to contribute towards the cost of tuition fees and living cost.
To apply for funding please email the Funding Team including your full name, date of birth social security number, permanent address, City student number and course title.
Payment from the VA for tuition fees is issued by Electronic Funds Transfer in three instalments after the start of each term. Please forward a copy of your VA entitlement letter to the Income Team.
US federal law stipulates that if a student withdraws from their programme of study, City must complete a Return to Title IV (R2T4) calculation and ensure any ‘unearned’ US student loan (USL) funds are returned to the US Department of Education (USDOE). For further information read about the Leave of absence and refund policy.
U.S. Federal regulations require that a student must be enrolled and making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in order to be eligible to receive Title IV Federal Loans. Find out more about Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
Institutional Codes for City
- Federal School Code: G08693
- OPE ID (Office of Post-secondary Education identifier): 008693 (00)