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Graduate Loan Information

A quick overview of federal loan options. 
For more detailed information, please click here to link to the Federal Student Aid site.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Awards are available to graduate students enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program. Additional eligibility requirements apply.

Interest rate: 4.3% fixed (on loans disbursed after 7/1/20)
Annual award, or two-term award, depending on program of study: up to $20,500

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

Credit-based loan for graduate students enrolled at least half-time. Must have exhausted unsubsidized loan eligibility.

Interest rate: 5.3% fixed (less origination fee, on loans disbursed after 7/1/20)
Annual award: up to Cost of Attendance (less any other aid)

Note: Federal Direct Subsidized Loan are no longer available to graduate students after July 1, 2012.

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His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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