A fee charged for each federal student loan you receive that is a percentage of the total loan amount you are borrowing (gross amount). The loan fee is deducted proportionately from each disbursement of your loan. This reduces the actual loan amount you receive (net amount). The specific loan fee that you are charged will be included in a disclosure statement you will receive after the first disbursement of your federal student loan. You will be required to repay the gross amount.
Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans 1.062% loan fee on or after October 1, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans 4.248% loan fee on or after October 1, 2018
Yes. If your cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 any time during the loan period you may no longer be eligible to receive student loans. All aspects of the Standards of Academic Progress policy will be measured before each loan distribution.
If you do not meet the minimum standards set, you will lose your second disbursement as well as any remaining grants.
You must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours. If at any time you drop below the six hour minimum any portion of your loan that has not been released to you will be cancelled and your lender will be notified.
No. The earliest your loan can be released is after the 30th day of class for each semester. For one semester only loans the second disbursement will be released after the midpoint of the semester has passed.
Direct Subsidized loans will not be eligible for an interest subsidy during the six month grace period. Subsidized loans are loans for which the borrower is not responsible for the interest while the student is enrolled in college on at least a half-time basis, when the loan is in the six month grace period after the student is no longer enrolled at least half-time, or if the loan or loans are in a deferment stats. This provision eliminates the interest subsidy provided during the six-month grace period for subsidized loans for which the first disbursement is made on or after July 1, 2012 and before July 1, 2014. If a student receives a subsidized loan during this timeframe, the student will be responsible for the interest that accrues while the loan is in the grace period.
What are by repayment options?
The Direct Loan Program offers loan repayment plans designed to meet the needs of most borrowers. Direct Loans are funded by the U.S. Department of Education through your school and are managed by a loan servicer, under the supervision of the Department. The Direct Loan Program allows you to choose your repayment plan and to switch your plan if your needs change.
To find out more about repayment options before receiving a Direct Loan, borrowers may contact their school's financial aid office or the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). If you currently have a Direct Loan and would like the exact payment amount on your loan, you can find it out by contacting your loan servicer.