Federal Stafford Loan - Overview (Graduate Students)
The Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program is available to graduate students who are enrolled at least half time* in the Master's in Accounting program. Students must meet all general eligibility requirements for federal student aid and are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
*At least half-time enrollment is defined as six to eleven credit hours per semester.
Graduate students are eligible for the Unsubdsidized Stafford Loan program. Under this program, students are charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. If you allow the interest to accrue while you are in school or during repayment periods, this interest will be capitalized. Interest that is capitalized will be added to the principal amount of your loan, and additional interest will be based on the higher amount. The interest rate for federal unsubsidized loans for the 2013-2014 academic year is 6.80%. Maximum eligibility per year is $20,500.
Federal Stafford Loan Fees: