Federal Direct Loan Programs
Eligibility for many loans is based on financial need as determined through information provided on the FAFSA. There are several types of loans available to students and their families.
- The Graduate PLUS loan, or GradPLUS loan, is a low, fixed interest rate student loan guaranteed by the U.S. government. Students must complete the FAFSA to be eligible for this loan program. The Grad PLUS loan is a non-need credit based loan similar to a private student loan with the benefit of having a fixed interest rate and federal guarantee. The GradPLUS Loan allows graduate students to borrow the total cost for their graduate school needs, including tuition, room and board, books & supplies, and travel, less any other aid. GradPLUS payments can be deferred while you are in school.