Scholarships and Student Funding

US Loans

Student loans are provided by the US Government to eligible students on eligible programmes of study. The University of Edinburgh is an approved Title IV institution for the purpose of administering these loans.

At the University of Edinburgh, Scholarships and Student Funding Services staff are committed to helping you determine the best way to pay for your education and to provide comprehensive support and quality service. 

Updated information: as of 14/09/2021

Bank Details/Confirmation of attendance/Acceptance of University regulations– we have communicated to all students who are due to have a disbursement on 20th September 2021 – if you did not add your bank details or they were input incorrectly, or your attendance has not yet been confirmed by your school, or you have not accepted the University regulations, you will be moved to the next available disbursement date.

Not sure how to complete your bank details - please read “Disbursement of Loans” shown below.

The process for confirming your attendance varies between School, types of study, and Programme. It will most likely take place at your first induction meeting, but your School or programme will contact you around the start of your programme to explain the next steps on how they will confirm that you have started your studies. If you have any questions, please contact your School or Programme directly.

Please complete the university’s registration process, including accepting the university’s regulations. Information can be found here:

Updated information: as of 06/09/2021

If you have not already entered your bank details on Payee Manager and you received a US Funding Confirmation Letter (Financial Aid Award Letter) before the 1st September 2021, detailing your US loan disbursments for either 20th September 2021 or 27th September 2021, you will be receiving an email to your student email account with further details of how to sign up your bank details on Payee Manager.   

We have received over 1900 FAFSA applications to date and will be in touch as soon as possible with further information. 

If you have been sent a Cost of Attendance and you have not returned this in the correct format (i.e. borrowing amounts, scholarships and electronic signature), we will be unable to continue with the loan process which will result in a delay to receiveing your Financial Aid Award Letter.

Please reply to any questions from us in the original call. Failing to do so will delay the original query being fully answered.