Domestic Students - Federal and Private LoansU.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents are eligible for federal loans. They also have the option to apply for private loans.
Federal LoansThe Department of Education offers both Direct Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS loans. Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be reviewed for federal aid. Applicants are encouraged to submit their FAFSA no later than May of the calendar year they intend to start school. The FAFSA data determine eligibility for the following:
Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Students are eligible for $10,250 per semester in the federal Direct Unsubsidized loan program. This loan has an interest rate (effective for loans disbursed between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021) of 4.30% fixed with a loan origination fee of 1.057%, which is applied at disbursement.
Graduate PLUS Loan
In order to supplement the federal Direct Unsubsidized loan, domestic students are also eligible for the Graduate PLUS loan to help cover the full cost of attendance. This loan has an interest rate (effective for loans disbursed between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021) of 5.30% fixed with a loan origination fee of 4.228%, which is applied at disbursement.
Fore more information on the federal loan program, visit the Stern Graduate Financial Aid website.