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Financial Aid Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans

Approved by the Department of Education. Available to graduate/professional students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or eligible non-citizens. A credit check is required of all students. Students may borrow up to the full cost of their education less any other aid received.

The Direct PLUS loan is considered a loan of last resort. Interested students should borrow total eligibility under the Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized loan programs before considering borrowing from the Direct Plus program.

Interest rate: Notified June 30 of each year

Loan fees: Less than 5% (taken off the top of the loan amount)

Loan Limit: Up to the cost of attendance, less other aid received

What are the requirements?

Other features?

In-school deferments are available for graduate and professional students attending at least half-time. Payment then begins six months after graduation or in the event the student drops below half- time enrollment. The student/borrower is responsible for all interest that accrues. Any unpaid interest will be capitalized (added to the loan principal).

Federal Direct PLUS loans may be consolidated with Federal Direct Loans.

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