US Financial Aid loans

Students from the United States studying at La Trobe may be eligible for financial assistance.

If you’re from the US, you may be eligible to receive financial support through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. At La Trobe, we refer to this as US Financial Aid.

We’re certified by the US Department of Education to administer US Financial Aid. Loans are managed by the Financial Aid team at La Trobe International on the Melbourne Campus.

If you’ve been approved for US Financial Aid, you may be eligible for a reduced deposit payment when accepting your La Trobe course offer. You’ll need to pay the reduced deposit when you accept your offer plus the full OSHC premium to get your confirmation of enrolment (CoE), which you need for your student visa application.

Types of loans

Types of loans

There are different US Financial Aid loans available to suit your specific circumstances.

Explore your options

Funding amounts

Funding amounts

Your loan amount will be based on the information you provide La Trobe.

See what you can borrow

Applying for aid

Applying for aid

Find out how to apply for US Financial Aid at La Trobe.

Apply for aid

Satisfactory academic progress

Satisfactory academic progress

To receive loan funds, you must meet certain academic progress standards.

See how it works

Repaying your loan

Repaying your loan

Your loan repayments begin six months after you leave university or become ineligible for loan assistance.

Learn how repayment works

Refund of US Federal Education Loan Funds

Refund of US Federal Education Loan Funds

In some circumstances, you may be eligible to have your offer acceptance deposit refunded.

How refunds work

US veteran benefits

US veteran benefits

If you’re a US veteran, you may be able to access veteran benefits.

See if you’re eligible

Loan eligibility

Loan eligibility

Check if you are eligible to receive US Financial Aid.

See loan eligibility information

Direct Loan student responsibilities

Direct Loan student responsibilities

Learn more about your responsibilities if you have US Financial Aid direct loan.

View your responsibilities