BGU is an approved school by the US Department of Education. The eligible BGU programs for US students to participate in federal aid programs are: MSIH, MBA and MA in African sustainable communities. ​

U.S. students can apply for federal assistance through two U.S. Department of Education loan programs: Direct Stafford and Direct Graduate PLUS. The first step in applying for federal aid is to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need the following information when applying:

  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Investment records
  • W-2 forms (and other records of money earned)
  • Federal tax returns from the previous two years
  • Permanent registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Personal Identification Number (PIN)*
  • BGU school code: G20941

*To request or reactivate a PIN, visit the Department of Education website.

Complete the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Notes webpage. Loan amounts will be requested through the Financial Aid Administrator.

Approved loans are paid to BGU; you will request refunds for the portions used to cover your living expenses.

For more information please see the linked file: Consumer Information - Federal Student Loans Aug 2023.pdf