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The University of Amsterdam participates in the new William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.

  • Loans for American students

    If you have the American nationality and you are or will be a tuition fee paying student at the UvA, you can apply for the Subsidized, Unsubsidized and/or Grad/Parent PLUS loans in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.

    Contact us

    Unfortunately, we do not receive any automatic messages from the FAFSA website telling us that you have applied for one of the loans. In order for us to know that you would like to take out a loan, you will have to contact us yourself after you have filed your Student Aid Report with FAFSA. You can send an email to foreignloans-sts@uva.nl.

  • Deadlines

    To guarantee that you will receive the loan funds on time, please make sure that you provide us with all your information and documents by the following deadlines:

    Deadlines for finalized applications 1st semester:

    • 1 August 2019 - Access to Financial Aid in September
    • 1 September 2019 - Access to Financial Aid in October
    • 1 November 2019 - Access to Financial Aid in December

    Deadlines for finalized applications 2nd semester:

    • 1 January 2020 - Access to Financial Aid in February
    • 1 February 2020 - Access to Financial Aid in March
    • 1 April 2020 - Access to Financial Aid in May
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress and Return of Title IV Policies

    Students applying for or receiving US Federal Aid (Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS) must progress towards satisfactory completion of the study programme at the UvA to remain eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

    If you have taken out loans and are considering withdrawing you will probably have to return (a portion) of the funds. Therefore, you need to contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as you know that you will withdraw.

    You can find detailed information on both topics in the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) Policies.

    SAP and R2T4 Policy (PDF, 10 p.)