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Federal Direct Loan - Graduate Students
With the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans, you borrow directly from the federal government to help cover your educational expenses. These loans offer low-interest rates and you do not have to begin paying them back until after you graduate or enroll less than half-time.
Federal Direct Loans
Federal Direct Loan - Unsubsidized
You are responsible for paying the interest on your loan. You may begin paying the interest while you are still in school or add the interest to the total amount of your loan, which you will begin repayment after you enroll less than half-time, graduate or withdraw from classes.
- Interest rate: 6.8% fixed
- Fees: 1.05% origination fee
Applying for a Federal Direct Loan
When you apply for financial aid, you will automatically be considered for one of this loan. If you have not previously borrowed through the Federal Direct Loan program, you must complete an entrance counseling tutorial online and complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) online before funds can be disbursed to your student account. If you have completed a MPN at a Direct Lending institution within the last ten years, you do not need to submit another MPN.
|Annual Graduate Students Loan Limit||$20,500|
|Annual Certificate Students Loan Limit||$12,500|
|Lifetime Graduate Aggregate Loan Limit||$138,500|