Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a loan?

Please see our Loan Application Process pages for our application steps. 

When should I apply for my loan and how long will it take to process?

You can apply for your loan from October 1st each year for the following academic year e.g. 1st October 2018 for the academic year 2019/20.

However, applications will need to be received a minimum of one calendar month before the next disbursement date to receive funds on that disbursement date. This applies to the first disbursement date as well as to any applications made throughout the year. The disbursement dates are normally the first week of October, end of January and the middle of April. Click here for the exact dates link to Disbursement of funds.

It is your responsibility to ensure that a complete loan application is submitted in a timely manner, as the timescale for processing will increase if individual queries need investigation first. We cannot guarantee that applications will be approved within the four week timescale if there are outstanding matters relating to the loan(s).

I have completed my FAFSA but I have not heard anything – what should I do?

There are several steps to completing a loan application after completing your FAFSA. As a foreign school, we are not notified when you complete your FAFSA and so therefore have to check periodically on the US systems. Remember, you must complete all of the steps on our Loan Application Process pages in order to notify us that you are applying for a loan.  link to this from here

How do I contact the US loans Administrator at Swansea University?

If you have not found the information you are looking for, please email Jan Gosling, North American Loans Officer or call (+44) (0)1792 295818 (Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm, UK time).