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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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