The first step in applying for a Direct Loan is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is available online at Federal Student Aid from 1 October. If you list the University of Reading as one of your choices, you will be asked for our School Code. This is G10143. Once you have completed the FAFSA, this in turn will create a Student Aid Report (SAR). As a foreign school we do not receive automatic notification direct that you have completed the process so you will need to email us at USLoans@reading.ac.uk to let us know. The University will then download your SAR from the FAFSA website as it will contain information regarding your eligibility.
Have a look at our handy flow chart for loan origination regarding how your loan is processed and information needed.