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US student funding....

Tuesday 1st August 2023

Does our MA course qualifies for US Federal financial aid?

Although the university is certified to administer Direct Loans (FAFSA), as a Foreign School, it is not permitted to process loans for students on distance learning courses.

This is in the US Dept of Education Regulations for Foreign Schools and, although distance learning support is permitted within the U.S. itself, the same regulation does not apply for schools based outside the U.S. This can often cause confusion when you call the FAFSA helpline as their operatives themselves are sometimes unaware of the different regulation.

There is information information on the UWTSD web pages relating to this: https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/inbound-study-abroad/us-federal-loans/ (Please see the section near the bottom of the page relating to distance learners).

The only funding option is a private loan and the only lender in the U.S currently servicing the UK is Sallie Mae. There is more information on their products to be found here: www.sallie.mae.com or on the Global Education website: https://myglobaled.com/

Note that neither Voice Study Centre or UWTSD is involved in the FAFSA process, and if you have any queries regarding FAFSA then you should consult Student Aid.

 

For Canadian student funding, there are two possibilities (see below). UWTSD is an approved education provider for both:

Student Aid British Colombia - StudentAidBC

Ontario Student Assistance Program - OSAP

 

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