Maintained for Historical Purposes

This resource is being maintained for historical purposes only and is not currently applicable.

(FS-2010-06) Subject: Sample Direct Loan Information Letter for UK Student Visa Applications

Posted Date:July 19, 2010

Foreign School Update ID: FS-2010-06

Author: William Leith, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Sample Direct Loan Information Letter for UK Student Visa Applications

In Foreign School Update FS-2010-04, we announced the availability of sample communications that support William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program processing on the Foreign School Information Web page. In this update, we announce the addition of a new sample communication.

Sample Direct Loan Information Letter for UK Student Visa Applications

We have added a new Microsoft Word document to the Sample Communications section on the right side of the Foreign School Information Web page. The document is a Sample Direct Loan Information Letter for UK Student Visa Applications.

Schools located in the United Kingdom (UK) have worked with the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) to develop a sample letter that meets the UKBA’s student visa requirements. All UK schools should use this sample to prepare documentation letters for U.S. students. The UKBA has approved and will only accept documentation letters that mirror this sample.

Schools located in other countries may also use and adapt the new sample letter.

Contact Information

If a school is unsure how to handle a visa documentation request, we ask that the school contact its Direct Loan enrollment team specialist (Point of Contact) at the address he or she provided. Alternatively, you may contact the team at foreignschooldlenrollment_fsa@ed.gov. This team will be your point of contact for getting any and all questions answered for you as expeditiously as possible.

Last Modified: 07/18/2010