Direct Stafford Loan

Graduate Stafford loans are fixed-rate student loans for graduate students attending a college or university at least half time. Stafford loans are the most common and one of the lowest-cost ways to pay for school.

Stafford Loan Benefits

  • Low fixed interest rate of 6.8% APR (subsidized and unsubsidized) through 2013
  • Borrow up to $20,500 per year
  • No payments while enrolled in school
  • Acceptance not based on credit 
  • For more information regarding eligibility, see Direct Stafford Loan
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