The University of Reading participates in the William D Ford Direct Loan Program. US Direct Loans are administered by the Student Financial Support Team within Student Services at the University of Reading.
The lender is the US Department of Education rather than a bank or other financial institution. In the past, you may have borrowed via a private lender through the FFEL Program which is no longer available. However, the Direct Loan Program offers the same loans but instead of a bank lending the money, the US Department of Education lend the money through the student’s school.
Direct Loans are available to all US citizens or permanent residents who have a valid social security number, a high school diploma and are not in default on any previous loans. Male students also need to be registered for Selective Service.
More information about all of these loans is available at the Federal Student Aid website.
For further information, advice or support, please contact the Student Financial Support Team on USLoans@reading.ac.uk