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Federal direct Stafford Loans are offered through the Federal Government and are available to all Students that complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
By completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) your initial application is already complete. Your school will award you the amounts that you see listed below for your class standing. You will then need to accept the amount you wish to borrow. Once you have accepted the loan, you will need to complete Loan Entrance Counseling and the Federal Direct Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note at studentloans.gov.
Transfer students that have completed the Master Promissory Note do not need to complete another one. They will though need to complete Entrance Counseling again.
At any time students can access their aggregate loan history at nslds.ed.gov.
Near the end of the student’s field of study, they will be prompted to complete Exit Counseling. This will counsel then on all of the repayment options available and educate the student about the cost.
Annual Loan Limit
Graduate Students as of July 1, 2012 are no longer eligible for Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans. There is a $138,500 lifetime limit for direct Stafford Loan taken including those accrued during undergraduate and graduate work. There is no difference between dependent and independent, all graduate students are considered independent.