Loan programs

After grants and scholarships are applied to your account, the balance of your cost of attendance can be paid using loans. Unlike other types of financial aid, loans must be repaid.

Description of loan programs

There are several types of loans available, each having different interest rates, repayment period and other details. Learn more.

How to apply for loan programs

Complete the FAFSA for the following loans:

  • Federal Direct Subsidized
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized
  • Perkins (by March 1 to be considered eligible)
  • Nursing (by March 1 to be considered eligible)

Parent Loan for Undergraduate Student (PLUS) 

  • Go to to apply and complete the PLUS loan Master Promissory Note.

Private Loans

How to complete the loan process

Disclosure of information

  • University of Akron students and parents should be aware that if they enter into an agreement regarding a Title IV, HEA loan that information will be disclosed to NSLDS and will be accessible by authorized agencies, lenders, and other post-secondary educational institutions.
  • Student Loan Code of Conduct

Learn about financial planning and loan repayment options

Financial awareness counseling helps you understand financial aid and assists you in managing your finances.

Repayment: What to expect

Loan repayment programs have been set up to help you pay your loan. Learn more

Student loans will affect your finances after you graduate. Read more about "fiscal fitness," financial planning, and how to develop good credit habits.

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