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Financial aid for the United States

Learn more about the student loans and scholarships that are available to prospective students from the USA.

US Government Federal Family Education Loan Programme

We are a participating institution in the US Government Federal Family Education Loan Programme (FFELP). US students seeking Federal Stafford Loans for overseas study can study here.

Our Federal School Code is G10157 and the OPE ID code is 01015700. The code number used depends on the application form.

How to apply

Download the information sheet containing full details of how to apply for the loan.

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FAFSA guidelines

10 May 2016

The step-by-step guide to applying for a federal loan (Stafford or Plus).

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Please also read the policy documentation:

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Satisfactory academic progress requirements

10 May 2016

The standards US students must meet in order to be eligible to receive Federal Student Aid.

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Return of Title IV Funds R2T4

10 May 2016

This policy applies if you withdraw from study before earning 60% of Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

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Visas

It is recommended that US students applying for Federal Direct Loans consider finalising their loan arrangements before applying for their Tier 4 student visa to ensure that correct and up-to-date financial information is submitted to the visa authorities.

Please ensure that you leave sufficient time for processing of both your loan and visa. If you have any queries, please email us.

Learn more

If you'd like to find out more about transferring loans outside the USA, please read the Federal Student Aid guidance.

Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

At least forty scholars are selected each year to study at graduate or, occasionally, undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years.

Fulbright Scholarships

There are two main types of award available:

There are no age or subject restrictions. The awards cover air fares, tuition fees and maintenance grant.

Scholars

These are available for lecturing or advanced research for a minimum of three months.

Graduates

These awards are available to US graduates for pre-doctoral study in the UK. Awards are made on a competitive basis with preference given to academically or artistically outstanding students.

Learn more

To find out more about these two awards, please see the Fulbright Commission website.

Post-doctoral research

Fulbright also offers a Cardiff-specific award for students undertaking post-doctoral research in a number of subjects.

Veterans Affairs Funding

Cardiff University is registered with the US Department of Veteran Affairs. If you are a US Veteran then you should be able to use your Post 9/11 GI Bill to fund your studies at Cardiff.

Please see the Department of Veterans Affairs for further details.

Single Parent Scholarships

The Custody X Change Giving Program awards three scholarships each year to single parents from the USA who are studying in the UK.

This programme was set up to help single parents wanting to study not just in the United States, but around the world.