Federal Student Loans Type of Aid Other Information Annual Award Limits Disbursement

Federal Perkins Loans

for undergraduate and graduate students who meet financial need and enrollment criteria

 

more information from Dept. of Ed.

Loan:
must be repaid.

You may consolidate your loans after school for extended repayment terms that lower your monthly payment

These are low-interest rate loans (5%) available to students with exceptional financial need.

The loan does not charge origination fees.

See our Aid Steps for more information

$5,500 for undergraduate students

$8,000 for graduate students

Maximum amount:
$60,000

Direct Loans:
The federal government provides funds to schools.

The school then disburses funds to the student after payment of tuition and other school expenses.

FFEL Loans:
no longer available for loans disbursed after July 01, 2010.

Subsidized
Stafford Student Loans

for undergraduate and graduate students

who meet financial need and enrollment criteria

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Loan:
must be repaid

You may consolidate your loans after school for extended repayment terms that lower your monthly payment.

Subsidized:
The Federal Government pays the interest while the student is in school and during grace and deferment periods.

Limited Requirements


Rates:

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Amounts:
$3,500 to $8,500 annually, depending on grade level

Maximum Limit:
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Unsubsidized
Stafford Student Loans

for undergraduate and graduate students

who meet financial need and enrollment criteria

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Loan:
must be repaid

You may consolidate your loans after school for extended repayment terms that lower your monthly payments

Unsubsidized:
The borrower is responsible for interest during the life of the loan

Requirements:


Rates:

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Amounts:
$9,500 to $20,500 annually, depending on grade level (minus any unsubsidized loans)

Maximum Limit:
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PLUS Loan

Available to parents of dependent undergraduate students

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Loan:
must be repaid

You may consolidate your loans after school for extended repayment terms that lower your monthly payments


Requirements:*


* Borrower must have a satisfactory credit. Parents who don't have satisfactory credit should apply with a creditworthy co-borrower.

Rates:
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Amounts:
Cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received

Grad PLUS Loan

Available to graduates and professional students

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Loan:
must be repaid

You may consolidate your loans after school for extended repayment terms that lower your monthly payments


Requirements:*


* Borrower must have a satisfactory credit. Students who don't have satisfactory credit should apply with a creditworthy co-borrower.

Rates:
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Amounts:
Cost of attendance (includes tuition, room and board, books, and even travel) minus any financial aid received.
Private Loan Programs Type of Aid Other Information Annual Loan Limits Disbursement

Private
Student Loans

for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students

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or dial:
1-866-813-7760

 

Loan:
must be repaid

You may consolidate your private student loans after school for extended repayment terms that lower your monthly payments

Qualifications:
Available to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing ed students enrolled in a degree or certificate program at an approved college or university

Requirements*:


* Borrower must have at least 21 months credit experience and a satisfactory credit history. Borrowers who don't meet these credit requirements should apply with a creditworthy co-borrower.


Amounts:
$1,000 up to the full cost of education as certified by your school
Funds disbursed directly to the student and cosigner after it has been certified by the school, if any


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Home
Equity Loans

for homeowners with equity value in their home

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Loan:
must be repaid
Qualifications:
Available to homeowners with an equity position at qualified LTV ratios:

calculate your LTV position

Requirements*:

* Borrower must have a satisfactory credit. Borrowers who don't have satisfactory credit should apply with a creditworthy co-borrower.

Amounts:
no annual limits. Total amount limited by the approved balance upon loan closing.

Home equity lines:
funds available whenever needed upon writing a check.

Banker line of credit:
use as your primary money account to pay education costs.

Home equity loans:
total funds disbursed to the homeowner upon closing.