At Regent’s University London, all US Student loans are processed by our Finance Department.
US citizens and eligible non-citizens might be eligible for Private Educational loans. Please note that Regent's University London is not eligible to receive Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
You may borrow funds based on Regent’s Cost of Attendance and not more than the limit set by the University. The Cost of Attendance spreadsheet is available under the Apply section of this web page to help determine the amount of funding required.
All Master’s and Bachelor’s degree programmes validated and offered by Regent’s University London are eligible for funding. This includes programmes with integrated foundation levels. Certificate, Diploma (non-degree) programmes, and Research Degree programmes (Doctoral)
Non-degree seeking students studying on a degree programme (Study Abroad students from other institutions) are also ineligible to receive this funding through Regent's University London. These students need to enquire about availability of this funding at their home institution.
Information regarding Regent’s University London refund policy can be found here.
Applying for financial aid at Regent's University London
Complete the cost of attendance worksheet
The cost of attendance worksheet is for an academic year. While costs may vary depending on where students live in London, we expect students' cost of attendance to be roughly in line with our estimates and the university is required to issue a standard cost of attendance spreadsheet to all students on the same programme of study. Students aren’t required to borrow the full cost of attendance, if they have funding from other sources such as scholarships or sponsors.
The cost of attendance is the maximum allowed for a student to borrow for the academic year. Please note only weeks of coursework are funded by US Loans. Students will need to complete both the cost of attendance tab and the checklist tab.
Regent’s University London Ltd strongly encourages students to read all of the US Financial aid information on our website. Any questions regarding this information can be directed to [email protected].
**You will need to save the cost of attendance worksheet in Excel format to upload**
Upload your document package
Once you have completed your documents, and have everything saved, you can email [email protected] and ask for your secure link. A member of the finance team will send you a link that will likely go into your spam folder.
Click on the link, and it will send you a verification code. Once you have verified, you can now upload your documents to Regent’s secure cloud. Please note all student documents must come from the student’s email address.
What the financial aid office will do next
Once you have uploaded your documents, we will have a look to make sure everything is complete and confirm to you by email within 24-48 hours. We will confirm the amount of the loan on the cost of attendance worksheet with the parent to ensure the amount borrowed is agreed. Once we have their authorisation back, we will begin processing your aid.
Please allow 3-5 business days for us to originate your loans and process an award letter.
You will be notified when your estimated award letter is ready to review in your secure cloud. Using the same link as before, you can go in and review the details of the letter, ensuring the accuracy. You will need to confirm that you accept the letter and upload your international or UK bank account details. If the parent is the borrower, and the parent wishes to receive the funds, then they will have to upload their international or UK bank account details.
Then we will upload a final, signed/stamped copy. This can serve as proof of funding for your Visa.
You will need to pay your deposit before the Visa office can issue a CAS for you to apply for your Visa.
How to apply
You can borrow up to the amount outlined in the Cost of Attendance which is set by Regent’s University London. The maximum loan you can receive cannot exceed the yearly cost of attendance less any financial aid you may be receiving. Financial aid may include; sponsorship, scholarships and other financial aid from the UK and or the USA.
Regent’s University London has set the following costs as part of the cost of attendance (amounts shown in GBP sterling):
Weekly expenses – 2013-24 (January starters)
- Rent/room – £380 per week
- Board (food and utilities) – £210 per week
- Books and copying – £20 per week
- Local transportation – £60 per week
- Personal – £130 per week
Suggested single costs
- Cost of two return flights – £2,700
- Cost of attendance – new students Spring/Summer 2024
- Cost of attendance – new students Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses
We highly recommend prospective students contact our US Loans Advisor, Billie Fritsche, prior to applying for any loans as there's required documentation to be completed.
2023-24 academic year
Autumn 2023 semester
The deadline for US Loans applications for Autumn 2023, is 9 August 2023. All applications submitted after this date will be processed in due course, but we cannot guarantee that they will be processed in time for the first disbursement date, please see below.
Private Educational loans certified by Regent’s will be disbursed in equal instalments during the first two weeks of each semester.
All of your US Loans funding will be disbursed in USD as per your award letter, but the actual GBP sterling amount you receive will vary as it is dependent upon the exchange rate from USD to GBP at the time of disbursement.
Disbursement dates for 2023-24 are:
Autumn 2023 start:
- 27 September 2023
- 29 January 2024
- 28 May 2024 (summer students only)
January 2024 start:
- 29 January 2024
- 28 May 2024 (summer students only)
- 20 Sept 2024
Please note that these dates are estimates and actual disbursement dates may change.
Regent's University London is a registered provider with the Office for Students. Our provider registration number is UKPRN 10003331. The register can be found here.
All academic courses offered by Regent's University London are published on our website: Study at Regent's University London.
Information about any required and recommended textbooks for your course will be provided to you by your department. If you require specific information about textbooks, please contact the relevant department for advice.
General library information can be found at Library services.
The University has signed up to the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Comprehensive Higher Education Photocopying, Scanning and Digital Material Re-use Licence (CLA Licence) for printed resources and the terms of our Educational Recording Agency licence regulate the use of video material. Guidance is available to students on both of these from Library Services. Please refer to the Student Handbook for further information regarding Copyright.
Completion, retention and transfer out rates
Information on the University’s completion and transfer-out rates is available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) for the period 2015/16 onwards. The provisional 1-year non-continuation rates for our 2015/16 new starters on UK designated undergraduate programmes is 19.7%.
Student rights and responsibilities
The University’s academic regulations contain all the academic regulations and procedures which constitute the University’s framework for quality and standards.
Expectations of all students are laid out in the Regent’s University London Student Charter.
Information regarding Code of Conduct, Disciplinary Policy, Attendance Policy, Accommodation, Careers & Employability, Student Complaints, Fire Safety, Campus Security,Health and Wellbeing and Student Fitness can be found in the student handbook.
All applicants for private loans must use Sallie Mae, as they are the only private lender currently working with schools in the UK. Sallie Mae is not a preferred lender and this doesn’t represent a preferred lender arrangement.
All agents with responsibility for US loans are reminded at least annually of the code.
Regent’s University London supports disabled students, using the definition of disability from the Equality Act, 2010. If a disability may affect your ability to participate in your chosen course or in campus life, please tell us as soon as possible, so that we can discuss your support needs with you. If you have complex needs, we advise you to contact the Disability Officer before applying. The Disability Officer will need to ask you specific questions in order to assess how best we can support you.
For further information see Disability Information.
Health and wellbeing
The University aims to support you to enjoy a healthy and balanced life and can refer you to appropriate health-care services at times of ill health.
It is important to note that Federal regulations prohibit Title IV assistance to students convicted (State or Federal) of drug-related offences; therefore a student convicted of drug-related offences will lose his/her Title IV loan eligibility.
Reported crime statistics for the Regent's Park and Primrose Hill neighbourhood is available from the Metropolitan Police.
Contact the Finance Department: [email protected] +44 (0)20 7487 7447
Drugs and alcohol policy
The US Department of Education provides information on penalties associated with drug-related offenses which include loss of Title IV eligibility, associated with the Higher Education Act.
If you should lose eligibility as a result of these penalties, we will provide written notice of your loss of eligibility and advise how you can regain eligibility. Information regarding these penalties can be found here.
The University in no way condones the misuse of drugs or alcohol and will balance disciplinary action with appropriate support for student who misuse them. The University policy regarding disciplinary action for Drug and related offenses can be found in the institutional student disciplinary policy.
Campus Student Support Services can provide information on registering with the National Health Service or making an appointment with a counsellor on campus. Further information is provided in our Student Handbook. The NHS can assist with any medical or psychological condition related to drug and/or alcohol abuse for students and employees.
Information regarding prevention of drug and alcohol abuse can be found here.
Drug and alcohol abuse can cause short and long-term health problems. For more information please see the following websites:
The NHS facilities closest to Regent’s University London can be found here.
You can get a fine or prison sentence if you take, carry, make or sell drugs or psychoactive substances. The penalties depend on the drug and the amount you have, and whether you’re also dealing or producing the drug.
Intercollegiate Athletics Programmes
Regent’s University London does not participate in an Intercollegiate athletics programme as defined by the US Department of Education.
Regent’s University London does offer the Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship for eligible undergraduate students.
1098-T forms for US Tax Credit
As a foreign school, Regent's University London does not produce 1098-T tax forms, nor has an EIN number with the United States Internal Revenue Service.
Sallie Mae private loan
The only private loan currently available to students at foreign schools is the Smart Option Loan from Sallie Mae.
- Eligible students may borrow funds based on Regent’s Cost of Attendance and not more than the limit set by the University from all fund sources including Direct Loans, and/or Private loans. Students can access the Cost of Attendance spreadsheet under the Apply tab to help determine the amount of funding required.
- Click on the following link to Sallie Mae and apply online
- Send a copy of your e-signed Promissory Note to [email protected] together with your cost of attendance spreadsheet. Please note that the Truth in Lending Act requires that completed and signed self certification Promissory notes are an essential part of your application, we will not process loans without this document
- Please enter USL Smart Loan in the subject field of the email
We require your Promissory Note to be able to certify your loan.
For further information on Private loans:
- Sallie Mae loan main brochure (PDF)
- Sallie Mae loan cosigner brochure (PDF)
- Sallie Mae loan graduate brochure (PDF)
- Sallie Mae loan monthly budget worksheet (PDF)
- Sallie Mae loan understanding repayment (PDF)
- Sallie Mae loan repayment tips (PDF)