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The most common type of loans are Federal Direct Stafford loans. To be eligible for federal loans, the student must submit a FAFSA. TASFA students are not eligible for federal loans. Stafford loans are generally offered to students based on federal limits and regulations. The student must be enrolled at least half time (6 hours for undergrad, 4 hours for graduate) in order to be eligible for Stafford loans. The student is not required to make payments on Stafford loans until the student graduates or drops below halftime enrollment. There is a six month grace period for most loans. PLUS loans have no grace period. Students enter repayment once they are fully disbursed but may be eligible for a deferment. Students would need to contact their loan servicer for more information.
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The subsidized loan is only available to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need as calculated from the FAFSA. This loan has an interest subsidy in which the government pays for the interest accrual while the student is enrolled at least half time. Interest begins accruing as soon as the student falls below half time enrollment.
The unsubsidized Stafford loan is available to undergraduate and graduate students, and there is no requirement to demonstrate financial need. The student is responsible for the interest that begins accruing as soon as the loan is disbursed.
Stafford loans with an initial disbursement after October 1, 2016 are subject to an origination fee of 1.068%. Loans disbursed prior to July 1, 2016 will have different interest rates.
Direct Plus loans with an initial disbursement after July 1, 2016 are subject to an origination fee of 4.272%. Loans disbursed prior to July 1, 2016 and after June 30, 2017 will have different interest rates.
The maximum amounts available to borrow each academic year are set by the U.S. Department of Education. The amount offered for the academic year includes the fall, spring, and summer semesters.* The University of Houston Downtown will determine how much of each type of loan the student is eligible for based on factors such as financial need, other financial aid awards, enrollment, and estimated cost of attendance. The maximum awards are shown below.
Dependent (Undergraduate) Student Limits:
Independent (Undergraduate) Student Limits:
Graduate Student Limits:
* Financial aid awards are generally offered for the fall and spring semesters only, so if a student plans to attend summer school, he or she should plan to save some of the annual amount for summer expenses. For more information see
summer financial aid section.**Effective July 1, 2012, graduate students are no longer eligible to receive Direct Subsidized loans. The aggregate limit for subsidized loans for graduate students includes amounts that were received as an undergraduate or prior to July 1, 2012 only.
Past borrowers who paid off their loan debt on or before July 1, 2013 or first time borrowers after July 1, 2013 are subject to a limit on the maximum period of time they may receive subsidized loan. The limit is measured in academic years and is 150% of the published length of your program. For example, if you are enrolled in a four-year bachelor’s degree program at UHD, the maximum period of time that you can receive subsidized loans is six years (4 years x 150% = 6 years).
Students who are graduating will be required to complete Stafford Loan Exit Counseling. Exit counseling is available to complete online through
www.studentloans.gov or in person at our Exit Counseling sessions. Graduating students will receive notification of the Exit Counseling requirement and times and dates of in person sessions by email.
Office of Student Affairs
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