Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan (previously known as Stafford Loans) is a non need federal student loan. This loan is available to all US citizens and eligible noncitizen students, regardless of income. Total may not exceed $20,500 per academic year. . This loan has interest that accrues from the date the loan is disbursed into the student's account. Interest payments may be deferred while students attend school. Interest can be paid or may be added to the principal by your lender at your request (this is called capitalization of interest). Repayment of the principal commences six months after completion of studies.
GRAD PLUS Loans
GRAD PLUS Loans are federally guaranteed and need is not a factor. GRAD PLUS is available to graduate students for up to the total cost of education minus all other aid. Repayment begins six months after completion of studies up to twenty-five years to repay. A credit analysis is required. Approval is based solely on good credit-income and personal debt are not factors in determining loan approval.
The interest rates are announced by the federal government every May/June for the new academic year . Click here to learn more.