Student Loans

Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Nursing Student Loans for Service and Federal PLUS loans all require separate applications.

Before applying for a loan, a student must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Students receiving a loan must be enrolled for 6 credit hours. Congress also establishes loan limits that may be prorated depending on a student's classification.
  • All first-time borrowers must attend an entrance interview with a financial aid officer or online before loans are processed.
  • Students who meet Subsidized Stafford Loan eligibility requirements may borrow up to $3,500 per year as first-year students and $4,500 per year as second-year students.

Loan Request Instructions (PDF)

Click on the following links to learn more about types of student loans:

Subsidized Stafford Loan

Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

Federal Perkins

Federal Parent Loans for Undergrads (PLUS)

Nursing Student Loan-for-Service




Conflict of Interest Policy (PDF)

Direct Subsidized Loans: 150 percent rule