US Federal Student Aid

Victoria University of Wellington is a full participant in the US Federal Student Aid programme and administers US Federal Student Aid loans.

Studying your degree overseas can be a more affordable option. Our financial aid coordinator can help you manage your loans application and answer any queries you might have. Email our financial aid coordinator.

Find out more about studying at Victoria University of Wellington as a US student.


US citizens and eligible non-citizens must meet eligibility criteria set by the US Department of Education to qualify for US Federal Student Aid.

Loan types

Explore the types of US Federal Student Aid loans that you may be eligible for.

Application process

Information to assist you with the application process and disbursement timeline.

Cost of attendance

Find out how your cost of attendance and movements in the exchange rate can affect the amount of money you can borrow and will receive.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

If you receive US Federal Student Aid funds, you will have your academic progress assessed at the end of each payment period (each trimester).

Return of Title IV Funds

Read the University’s procedure for the Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) should you withdraw, discontinue, or take leave from your study.

Manage and repay your loan

Borrowers are obligated to make minimum loan repayments. There are deferment and forbearance options and consequences for overdue payments.

Student consumer information

The latest information, tools, and resources regarding US Federal Student Aid in compliance with The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.


Definitions of terms you might come across while you're applying for or receiving US financial aid.