Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. This loan requires a separate paper application
and credit approval. The interest rate is determined yearly by the U.S. Department of Education.
Federal Perkins Loan. This low-interest loan helps needy students finance the costs of
These programs offer fixed interest rates and flexible repayment options. Interest accrues upon disbursement.
Students who will receive funding from employers or other sources should report the types of awards and amounts to the
Office of Student Financial Aid. Receiving outside awards may affect the amount of loans a student is eligible to receive.
Other Funding Options
In addition to federal student loans, graduate students may be eligible for one or more of the following: