Fees & Finances

We try hard to make everything as clear as possible for our potential recruits, including the costs involved in joining the programme. Therefore, you can view and download a complete breakdown and terms & conditions of the RIASA London programme here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do RIASA offer scholarships?

As a highly selective program, the true cost of the program is already subsidised. Students gaining admittance have already secured a partial scholarship given the cost of attending the same, academic only, program at Richmond University in London. However, we do have limited scholarship monies available for selected students based on academics, soccer ability and character. Students are also able to earn money as the student visa rules enable them to be eligible to work 20 hours per week in order to deflate the costs of attendance.

What financial assistance is available for students?

US citizens are eligible for Federal Stafford and PLUS loans.

These loans cover between 30% and 100% of the Richmond tuition fees. To apply you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In the US you can also call 1-8004FED AID to request a form. The US Department of Education number for Richmond, The American International University in London is G10594.

Current federal legislation prohibits US citizens enrolled in a college outside the United States from receiving Pell Grants, SEOG, Perkins Loans and Federal Work Study funds even though they may be eligible for such assistance. The exception to this is a visiting student currently enrolled in a US institution who will be returning to that institution after their semester or year abroad.

Applying for US Federal Loans
Title IV Code of Conduct

Universities participating in the U. S. Department of Education William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Title IV) are required to disclose certain consumer information.
In compliance with this regulation, you are directed to the following information: Title IV Consumer Disclosure Information 2015and Title IV Code of Conduct

United Kingdom Government Grants and Loans

UK government loans and grants are administered by Student Finance. UK and EU Richmond undergraduate students are normally eligible, via Student Finance England and Wales for a loan of £6,000 p.a. towards tuition fees, while UK students are also normally eligible for a maintenance loan from the same source. Thus UK and EU students will normally have to pay a portion of the tuition fee directly to the University ( £3,000 for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 starters). Our courses are not currently designated for funding purposes by Student Finance Scotland or Student Finance Northern Ireland so students normally resident in Scotland or Northern Ireland will not be eligible to apply for tuition or maintenance loans from Student Finance if they want to study at Richmond University.

Support from Other Governments

You should contact the Ministry of Education in your country for details of assistance for which you may be eligible. Many governments provide support for students studying at Richmond. For example, Norwegian citizens are eligible to receive grants from Lånekassen and Swedish citizens are assisted by CSN. The British government has special programs for professionals and graduates via the Chevening Scholarships.

Grants and Scholarships From Outside Organisations

AGBC National Scholarship Programme

Who can I speak to directly about fees & finances?

This depends on where you are living/studying:

If you are currently living/studying in countries outside of the United States:
UK Office of Admissions
The American International University in London
Queens Road
Richmond upon Thames
TW10 6JP, United Kingdom
Tel : +44 (0)20 8332 9000

If you are currently living/studying within the USA:
Office of Admissions for USA
The American International University in London
343 Congress Street
Suite 3100
Boston, MA 02210-1214 USA
Tel : +1 (617) 450-5617
Fax : +1 (617) 450 5601