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How much am I eligible for?
There are annual and aggregate limits that must be considered when determining Federal loan eligibility. For more information, see the Federal Direct Loan Eligibility Chart below.
|Base- Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized||Additional Unsubsidized Only||Total Annual Limit||Aggregate Loan Limit|
|0-29 Earned Hours|
|30-59 Earned Hours|
|60+ Earned Hours|
|Base Unsubsidized||Additional Unsubsidized Only||Total Annual Limit||Aggregate Loan Limit|
|Provisionally/Limited Admitted Student||$5,500||$7,000||$12,500||$57,500*|
* (up to $23,000 sub)
** (up to $65,500 sub)
Subsidized loans do not accrue interest while the student is enrolled at least half time. Unsubsidized loans accrue interest. Current subsidized and unsubsidized loans for undergraduate students have a fixed interest rate of 3.86%. For regular graduate students, unsubsidized loans have a fixed interest rate of 5.41%. The interest rates for federal student loans are determined by federal law. Lenders are required by law to notify students of changes in the interest rate. Repayment of the loan usually begins six months after the student is no longer enrolled at least half-time in school. If needed, students may defer repayment of their loans by contacting their lender.
Eligibility for Direct loans is determined upon completion of the FAFSA. Direct loan funds are credited to the student's account once the funds are delivered to the school.