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Types of Aid

* Any loans disbursed on, or after July 1, 2014, interest rates for Direct Loans will be 4.66% and Parent Plus Loans will be 7.2%

Federal Pell Grant

  • Does not have to be repaid
  • Available almost exclusively to undergraduates
  • Total amount may not exceed the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding

Learn more here
 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • Does not have to be repaid
  • For undergraduates with exceptional need
  • Federal Pell Grant recipients take priority
  • Funds depend on availability at school
  • $100-$4,000

Learn more here.

Federal Work-Study

  • Money earned while attending school
  • Does not have to be repaid
  • For undergraduates and graduate students
  • Jobs can be on campus or off campus
  • Students are paid at least federal minimum wage
  • No annual minimum or maximum amounts

Learn more here
 

Direct Subsidized Loan

  • Must be repaid with interest
  • For undergraduates students
  • U.S. Department of Education pays interest while borrower is in school and during grace and deferment periods (if you receive a Direct Subsidized Loan that is first disbursed between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2014, you will be responsible for paying any interest that accrues during your grace period)
  • Student must be at least half-time
  • Student must have financial need
  • 4.66% rate
  • $3,500-$4,500 depending on grade level

Learn more here

Direct Unsubsidized Loan

  • Must be repaid with interest
  • For undergraduate and graduate students
  • Borrower is responsible for all interest
  • Student must be at least half-time
  • Financial need is not required
  • 4.66 % rate
  • $2,000 depending on grade level (more can be available with a written request)

Learn more here

Direct PLUS Loan

  • Must be repaid with interest
  • For parents of dependent undergraduate students and for graduate or professional students
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time
  • Financial need is not required
  • Borrower is responsible for all interest
  • 7.21% rate
  • Maximum amount is cost of attendance minus any other financial aid student receives
  • No minimum amount

Learn more here

Alternative/ Private Student Loans

  • These loans are nonfederal loans, made by a lender such as a bank, credit union, or a state agency.
  • The federal government does not fund alternative (or private) loans, which are credit-based loans approved based on the good credit history of the student and/or a co-signer.
  • Because alternative loans are funded and administered by private lenders, each has its own unique terms and conditions. You must obtain details about specific loans from the lender.

For a list of private student loan lenders, click here.
Please be sure to research lenders and choose the one that best fits your situation.