Eligibility for Education Loans
U.S. students are eligible for both federal and private education loans.
International students are eligible for U.S. private loans, with a U.S. co-signer. You may also be able to receive education loans from your own government.
Types of Education Loans
- Stafford Loans: U.S. federal loans offered at fixed interest rates with a six month grace period
- Graduate Plus Loans: U.S. federal loans for graduate school, based on your credit worthiness
- Perkins Loans: Need-based U.S. federal loans
- Private Loans: Education loans through a private lender, based on your credit history
We encourage you to borrow only the amount necessary to cover educational expenses, since your loans must be paid back with interest. You may not borrow more than the current cost of attendance.
U.S. Federal Loans
- Unsubsidized loans for graduate students
- Subsidized or unsubsidized loans undergraduate students
- Interest Rate: 5.31% (Fixed) for loans with a first disbursement on or after July 1, 2016
- Grace Period: 6 months
- 1.069% origination fee
- Maximum Award: $20,500 per academic year for unsubsidized loans
- Unsubsidized loans based for graduate students on your credit worthiness
- Interest Rate: 6.31% (Fixed) for loans with a first disbursement on or after July 1, 2016
- Interest begins to accrue at the time of disbursement
- Grace Period: None (You may request a six month deferral from the lender.)
- 4.276% origination fee
- Maximum Award: No limit
- Subsidized loans based on financial need
- Interest Rate: 5.00% (Fixed)
- Grace Period: 9 months
- Maximum Award: $8,000 per academic year for graduate students
$5,500 per academic year for undergraduate students
- Serviced by Campus Partners
Both U.S. and international students are eligible for private education loans. International students will need a U.S. co-signer. If you're attending our language or non-degree programs, you may also apply for private loans.
- U.S. private loans based on your credit history
- Interest Rate: Fixed or variable
- Grace Period: Varies by lender
- Maximum Award: No limit
- Both U.S. and international students should consider all government and institutional sources of aid before applying for private loans.
Learn more about Private Loans »
Students who are receiving federal aid may request a one-time loan increase for up to $2,000 through our Computer Purchase Program for the purchase of a laptop. To apply:
- Please submit the receipt after you purchase the laptop.
- If you need the funds in advance, contact the Financial Aid Office to request a Laptop Purchase Form.
- In most cases, we will increase your financial aid in the form of Graduate PLUS or Private Loans.