How can I find more information about Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans for Graduate Student?

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This loan allows all students regardless of federal financial aid eligibility who are enrolled for at least six credits per term to borrow up to $20,500 per academic grad level including any amount borrowed under the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan Program. The interest rate is 4.30% for the 2020-2021 academic year, for loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2020; however, interest accrual begins immediately during in-school and deferment periods. Interest accruing during those periods may be paid or capitalized.  The 2019-20 academic year interest rate, for loans first disbursed July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 was 6.079%.  

Students enrolled in a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program may be eligible for a total of $12,500 in Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans per academic year.  Graduate students enrolled in a Post-Masters Certificate may be eligible for a total of $20,500/year in Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans. Eligibility may be determined after reviewing the FAFSA and loan history.


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