Federal Loans for Grad and Professional Students

Loans for Grad and Professional Students

These Loan Programs are Designed for Eligible Graduate/Professional Students:

  •  Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loans  New Grad PLUS borrowers will be required to do loan entrance counseling again and a new Master promissory note, even if they had one on file from undergraduate loans.
  • Primary Care Loans - Primary Care loans are for Medical students and require a service commitment to practice in Primary Care for the life of the loan. The interest rate is a fixed 5%.
  • Health Professions Loans - Dental and Pharmacy students may apply for these loan funds.  Parental information is required on the FAFSA.  The interest rate is a fixed 5%.  

Loan Disbursement

Federal loans and most private loans are disbursed electronically to your student account at the Business Office. Provided all requirements are met, loan funds generally disburse about 3 days before classes start each term. If your financial aid exceeds direct costs, the Business Office will refund the balance to you generally within 2 business days by signing up for direct deposit on the NEST.

Your Loan History

If you are seeking information on your past and present loans, go here for information.

Loan Ombudsman

The Federal Student Aid Ombudsman works with federal student loan borrowers to resolve loan disputes or problems from an impartial, independent viewpoint. If you have a problem with a federal student loan, you should contact the holder of the loan and try to resolve the problem. If you can't resolve the problem, contact the FSA Ombudsman at 1-877-557-2575 or online.