Have I missed the deadline?
Did you receive my FAFSA?
Am I eligible for federal loans during the summer semester?
What type of aid is available?
Students may borrow up to a maximum of $20,500 in Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans combined per academic year. The maximum amount of Federal Direct Subsidized loans available per academic year is $8,500. Students may also borrow a Federal Graduate PLUS Loan up to their cost of attendance less other aid.
Note: Provisional/Conditional admitted students who are not yet fully accepted into their program may receive one year of federal student financial aid, but the annual limit is $12,500 in Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans combined, with a maximum of $5,500 available in a Federal Direct Subsidized loan. Provisional students do not qualify for Graduate PLUS loans.
Note: If you are enrolled in less than two courses in any term, you are not eligible for Federal Direct Student Loans for that term. You may want to consider borrowing through a private/alternative loan program.
How is my eligibility determined?
Can I apply for a Graduate PLUS Loan?
Yes, but you first must complete the FAFSA so that we can determine your eligibility for lower interest Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized student loans. If you have additional need after that, you may apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan.
Note: Students are strongly encouraged to complete this process and qualify for lower interest rate loans before applying for private loans.