What Can I Do? Students can invest in their own education by borrowing with lowcost student loans, applying for scholarships, and by working on or off campus.
Student Loans: A Wise Investment The prospect of borrowing may be intimidating for some students, but when you take out a low-cost student loan to pay for tuition and fees, you are making a smart investment in your future. Federal student loans are usually limited to amounts that make repayment manageable. Additionally, there are several federal loan repayment and forgiveness options. Below are the loan amounts by grade level for a dependent undergraduate student. Please visit www.studentloans.gov for more information. Annual Federal Stafford Loan Limits Subsidized Stafford Loan*
Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
Freshman (0-31 credits)
Sophomore (32-63 credits)
Junior (64-95 credits)
Senior (96+ credits)
The interest on the Subsidized Stafford Loan is paid by the federal government while the student is enrolled at least half-time. *
When borrowing the full amount of the Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan, the estimated monthly loan payment is $188 per month; with both the Subsidized and Unsubsidized maximums, the estimated monthly loan payment is an additional $92 per month.