Eligibility for financial assistance

To be eligible for the Direct Loan Program you must meet the following criteria:

• Be enrolled in at least 50% of a full time credit point load for an enrolment period in an eligible Bachelors, Masters or PhD program. Cannot enrol in distance, external or online units.
• Agree to and maintain satisfactory academic progress whilst complying with the conditions of your student visaDoHA.
• Be a citizen or eligible non-citizen of the United States.
• Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements if you are male and between the ages of 18-25.
• File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
• Direct PLUS loan borrowers must pass a simple credit check.
• Comply with requests of documentation for verification purposes as per your Student Aid Report.
• Submit all documentation required by Murdoch University to process your loan application.
• Not have defaulted on an education loan or owe a refund on an education grant.
• Not convicted of any offense under State or Federal Law involving the sale or possession of a controlled substance while receiving Title IV funding.
• Not studying a Nursing program at Murdoch University.
• Not studying Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma program or any course that cannot be completed without external (online) units
• Not undertaking research or study in the United States towards your Murdoch University course


This infographic provides a quick overview of the basic eligibility criteria for Federal Student Aid.