US Student Loans

Federal Loans are available to United States (US) students attending Manchester via the Direct Loan Program. This document sets out the processes necessary to ensure that students have their Federal Loans secured prior to commencing their studies. The first step in the process requires students to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in the usual manner before providing us with details of their Student Aid Report.

Please note all the information contained in these pages are based on the latest available information and may be subject to change.


Given the current COVID-19 situation what action do I need to take in relation to my US loans?

Following the suspension of face to face teaching and closure of non-essential facilities on campus, students can now return home if they are able to and complete their studies remotely.

The U.S. Senate have now passed the legislation that waives the prohibition against distance education for students receiving U.S. Direct Loans for study at eligible non-U.S. institutions of higher education. This means you can continue your studies remotely, if you wish, without any implications for your Federal loan entitlement. The waiver applies retroactively to 1 March 2020 and will remain through the end of the COVID 19 emergency (as declared by government authorities in the country where the foreign institution is located) and for the following payment period (generally the following term). 

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