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Financial Aid

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Educational loans come from a variety of sources. The federal government, for example, sponsors several loan programs that offer below-market interest rates and other beneficial features. Other loan options, such as private bank loans, provide valuable help to students who may not qualify for federal loans. Even our own Dean of Students Office offers short-term emergency loans to current students. Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office.

Our Federal School Code: 003652

Changes to Student Aid Programs for 2013-2014 affect loans. For more information, please visit the Federal Student Aid page.

Loan Options

Alternative Loans
If you don't qualify for a federally funded loan like the Stafford, you may be able to finance your education with a private loan.

Graduate Federal PLUS Loans
Graduate Federal PLUS Loans are for graduate/professional students. Borrowers can use the Graduate PLUS Loans to help meet the cost of attendance or cover a student's expected family contribution (the amount of money the government expects the parents and student to provide each year for the student's education).

Perkins Loan
This campus-based loan program is for students with exceptional financial need.

Unsubsidized Loans
Graduate and professional students only qualify for unsubsidized direct loans, which begin accuring interest immediately. To be eligible, you must complete a FAFSA, be enrolled in at least half-time in graduate courses, and have not reached your direct loan aggregate limits.