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Loans Available at ATSU

Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan Federal Graduate PLUS Loan
Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan Short-term and Emergency Loans
Federal Perkins Loan  

Federal

Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan

Amount: An $8,500 per year maximum exists, with the aggregate for undergraduate and graduate studies at $65,500.

Interest: Interest does not begin accruing for borrowers until repayment begins. The interest rate throughout repayment is fixed at 6.8%.

Conditions: The borrower must fill out a FAFSA need analysis to demonstrate financial need. This loan is given out in halves when tuition is due.

Repayment: The borrower has up to 10 years to repay this loan. Each borrower will go into repayment six months following graduation or withdrawal, unless the borrower qualifies for an economic hardship deferment. If a borrower experiences financial difficulty, forbearance may be requested.

Grace Period: Each borrower has a six-month grace period for the Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan. The grace period must be used up before the borrower is eligible for deferment or forbearance.

Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan

Amount: A $10,000 per year maximum exists, in addition to the Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan. The total aggregate for Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans during undergraduate and graduate studies is $138,500.

Interest: Interest begins accruing for the borrower when funds are wired to the school. The interest rate throughout repayment is fixed at 6.8%.

Conditions: The borrower must fill out a FAFSA need analysis to determine the financial need. This loan can be used to replace an expected family contribution. It is given out in two equal disbursements when tuition is due.

Repayment: The borrower has up to 10 years to repay this loan. Each borrower will go into repayment six months following graduation or withdrawal, unless the borrower qualifies for an economic hardship deferment.

Grace Period: Each borrower has a six-month grace period for the Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan. The grace period must be used up before the borrower is eligible for deferment or forbearance.

Federal Perkins Loan

Amount: Award amounts are $5,000 a year with the maximum aggregate at $40,000. Generally, parental information must be generally submitted on the FAFSA.

Interest: Interest does not begin accruing for the borrower until repayment begins. The interest rate is 5% and remains fixed throughout the life of the loan.

Conditions: The borrower must fill out a FAFSA need analysis to demonstrate financial need. This loan is given out in halves when tuition is due.

Repayment: Each borrower has up to 10 years to repay this loan. Borrower enters repayment following a nine month grace period immediately after graduation or withdrawal.

Fees: No origination or guarantee fee is taken out of the Federal Perkins Loan.

Federal Graduate PLUS Loan

Amount: Up to Cost of Education minus other financial assistance

Interest: Interest begins accruing for the borrower when funds are wired to the school. The interest rate throughout repayment is fixed at 8.5%.

Repayment: The borrower has up to 10 years to repay this loan. Deferment and forbearances are available during post-graduate training.

Fees: 3% is shaved off of all PLUS funds as an origination fee.

Short-term and Emergency Loans

Students experiencing temporary cash flow shortages may receive short-term or emergency loans. These funds are intended to help students deal with unexpected expenses such as medical bills or major car repairs. Students sign a promissory note prior to receiving the funds and pay back the loan when their financial aid is wired to the institution. Twelve percent simple interest is charged on all loans. Remember to allow for the decrease in the next financial aid disbursement when preparing a budget.