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Financial Aid: Keeping USF Affordable
Financial Aid: Understanding the Cost of Tuition

Federal Loans for Graduate Students

Federal Direct Loans

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Direct PLUS Loans are available from the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.

  • Available to students enrolled in a graduate program on at least a half-time basis.
  • TheĀ Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required
  • Funds are delivered directly to students' accounts through the Student Accounts office.

To apply for a Federal Direct Loan, students must complete the FAFSA. Additional requirements will include the completion of online promissory notes and loan entrance counseling. Students must complete these requirements and be enrolled in classes before receiving their first Direct Loan disbursements.