Abertay accepts private loan funding through providers such as Sallie Mae to cover expenses and tuition costs. Please check with your provider to ensure that they offer loans for international institutions. Your COA should outline what you may need to borrow privately so you don’t borrow more than you need.
Federal Aid loans and private loans are processed by our Student Advisory team. If you have any questions, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abertay is able to process funding applications from Veterans Affairs (VA).To receive this funding, you must apply directly through the VA. Please visit the Department of Veteran Affairs website for information about foreign schools.
Once you have contacted the VA and received a response on your eligibility, please email email@example.com. When you have met the other conditions of your offer from us, our Student Advisory team will complete the enrolment forms and submit them to the VA. Please include the name of the degree you wish to pursue as Abertay may need to seek VA approval for that subject prior to your enrolment.
Receiving VA funding can take some time, so we do not recommend that you rely on VA benefits to fund your tuition deposit or expenses as you start your studies. You might want to consider using other funding such as US Federal loans and then use the VA funding, when it arrives, to pay back the loan.
Yes, tuition fees including your deposit will be deducted once the loan funds are received by the university.
The loan approval process can take several weeks to process, especially during busy times in the late spring and summer. In order to make sure there are no unnecessary complications with your application, please ensure you follow the above steps and apply in good time.
Abertay is not automatically contacted when you complete your FAFSA. Please refer to the steps above and contact the appropriate office once you have completed those steps.
The Cost of Attendance is the cost of completing one academic year at Abertay. This cost include your tuition fees, living costs and transportation costs, such as your international flights.
This is the amount shown on your SAR (Student Aid Report), which is generated when you complete your FAFSA. This is used to determine financial need, based on family financial circumstances. This impacts the amount you are able to borrow as a direct subsidized loan. You may still borrow up to the full cost of attendance using the unsubsidized and Plus loans. Please be aware that Abertay cannot adjust this amount if your family are not contributing towards your studies.
No, you must apply or reapply for your US loan each year.
Of course! We will process your application and submit certificates of enrolment to the VA.