US Financial Aid at Richmond

If you are US National or Eligible Non-Citizen resident in the US, your Financial Aid Package at Richmond will typically consist of the following types of aid:

Please use this website as a reference during the application process and during your time at the University. It is important that you read and understand all of the information listed in these webpages.

We recommend that you read all the relevant sections, including the recommended external information references, and that you also follow the procedures given and adhere to the deadlines.

Click here to start the process to apply for Financial Aid.

US Federal Loans (FAFSA) – William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program

Subject to eligibility, US students and their parents* (* subject to a credit check) may be able to fund their undergraduate or postgraduate studies at Richmond University by taking out federal loans by submitting a FAFSA Application. The information on these web pages will guide you with through the Direct Loan (FAFSA) application process and provide you with information on procedures and statutory requirements. Please email if you have questions regarding your FAFSA application. Richmond’s school code for FAFSA is G10594

      Tuition and fees are set annually, in advance of the start of the academic year, by the Board of Trustees. The tuition fee will not change for the duration of the academic year.

      Entry Requirements

      Applicants typically must meet at least one of the following academic achievements for successful admission into the University:

      • A Level: CCC or 240 UCAS Points for Spring 2017 or 96 UCAS Points for Fall 2017 onwards
      • US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
      • International Baccalaureate: 24
      • BTEC National Diploma: MMM
      • ABMA Diplomas and Certificates
      • SAT: 1700
      • ACT composite: 24
      • French Baccalaureate: 10/20
      • Abitur (Germany): 2.5 – 2.7
      • Esame di Stato (Italy): Overall average of 60 or above

      University English Language Proficiency Requirements

      • English is the language of instruction at Richmond.
      • To meet the entrance requirements for university study, applicants must achieve a designated level of English language proficiency. All students (with the exception of students whose first language is English) must submit either IELTS or Pearson Academic Test of English results when applying for admission. Results must be current within two years at the time of application. Submission of SAT/ACT scores is optional. The University no longer accepts TOEFL.
      • UK Border Agency Language Requirements
      • Non-EU/UK citizens should review the Home Office English language exam requirements and submit the appropriate exam results to us as soon as possible.
      • The UKBA has clear guidelines and requirements. All applicants must achieve the minimum requirements in all 4 components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). The minimum entry requirement for a degree level course is a Common European Framework grade of B2. IELTS and Pearson equivalents are shown below.
      • IELTS – a score of at least 5.5 in each element
        Pearson Academic Test of English – a score of at least 51 in each element
      • For further information, contact the Office of Admissions.
      • Home Office links:
        Home Office – English Language
        Home Office – Approved tests and required results for Level B2

      How to Apply

      How do I Apply?

      If you want to apply to other UK Universities at the same time

      The Common Application
      If you want to apply to other US (and some UK) Universities at the same time

      Direct Application
      If you just want to apply to Richmond


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