US Direct Loans

The University of Melbourne is an approved participant in the Federal Student Aid (FSA) program administered by the United States Department of Education.

The program offers various loans to students and/or parents under the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program to assist students with paying for the cost of living and education.

For detailed information about the different loan types and how much you can borrow, please refer to:

Please note the Federal Perkins Loan Program and other Federal grants or scholarships are not available to students studying at educational institutions outside the United States.

The University's Federal School Code is G08505 and the official 3-Year Cohort Default Rate for the 2014 Fiscal Year is 3.3.

For further information about the University's participation, please refer to:

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for financial aid at the University of Melbourne, you must:

Please note, you are not eligible to receive any (further) Direct Loans, if:

  • you enrol in a course or subject delivered via distance, online or off campus learning. If you intend to undertake an approved Exchange or Study Abroad program through Melbourne Global Mobility email the Financial Aid Officer for further advice
  • you wish to undertake the Doctor of Medicine and all Nursing programs
  • you wish to undertake or change to a Certificate, Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma course of study
  • you are enrolled in a coursework or research degree course and you undertake any study or research in the United States