The 2013-2014 interest rate for the subsidized and Unsubsidized loan is 3.86%

All Direct Loans are subject to fees of 1.072% that are withheld from the federal government before funds are received from Central College.  Fees are deducted from the loan proceeds at the time funds are disbursed.

Subsidized Stafford loans are based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA.  The Federal government subsidizes (pays) the interest on the loan while the student is enrolled at least half-time.

Unsubsidized Stafford loans are not based on financial need.  Interest will be charged while the student is enrolled and until the loan is paid in full.  Students may pay the interest while they are in school by contacting their Direct Loan Servicer.  Your loan is serviced by a U.S. Department of Education contractor.  Loans are serviced by a contractor once your loan has been disbursed to the student’s account.

Stafford Loan Borrowing Amounts

Dependent Undergraduate Student Independent Undergraduate Student
Freshman $5,500 – Max of $3,500 can be in Subsidized Stafford Loan $ 9,500 – Max of $3,500 can be in Subsidized Stafford Loan
Sophomore $6,500 – Max of $4,500 can be in Subsidized Stafford Loan $10,500 – Max of $4,500 can be in Subsidized Stafford Loan
Junior & Senior $7,500 – Max of $5,500 can be in Subsidized Stafford Loan $12,500 – Max of $5,500 can be in Subsidized Stafford Loan

For questions regarding your Stafford loans, please email Donna Newendorp or call 641-628-5187.