Please use the helpful checklist below to ensure that you have completed all the necessary steps to guarantee your loan(s) are processed timely and ready for disbursement in the new 2016-2017 academic session.
1. Apply for admission at the University of Edinburgh
Students are required to apply for admission to the University of Edinburgh and be offered a place of admission before Financial Aid staff will originate any loan. Details on how to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate admission can be found on the University's website.
2. On campus study
Confirm your programme of study is based on campus in Edinburgh for the full year. If your programme is not based on campus, please contact Financial Aid staff for further advice.
3. Complete a FAFSA
In order to receive an award package, students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from the U.S. Department of Education.
The University of Edinburgh's federal code is G06839.
A Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to you from the Department of Education once the FAFSA is completed. If you listed The University of Edinburgh on your FAFSA, the University will receive an electronic copy of your SAR.
If there are any discrepancies with your FAFSA (selected for verification, C Code, rejected record), Financial Aid staff will notify you by e-mail.
4. Cost of Attendance
You can determine the level of loans that you may be able to borrow by using the relevant Cost of Attendance spreadsheets on our website, although some programs of study may have a different number of weeks included.
Based on the information from your FAFSA, and details of your program of study, Financial Aid staff will be able to provide you with an individual Cost of Attendance spreadsheet.
This will be emailed to the email address included in your FAFSA application for you to consider. You can confirm the types of loan and amounts you wish to borrow by returning the completed Cost of Attendance spreadsheet.