Most students find it necessary to finance a portion of their education with student loans. Loans, unlike grants and student employment, are borrowed money that must be repaid with interest. Detailed information, eligibility requirements, and borrower responsibilities should be reviewed prior to borrowing.
Federal Direct Loans are available to undergraduate students who are enrolled at least half-time. Before a student can borrow a loan, the student must apply for financial aid by completing a FAFSA application. Eligibility for the programs below will be determined by the Office of Financial Aid and indicated on your Financial Aid Award letter. Remember you can borrow less than is offered to you. You should only borrow what you need!
|Loans Disbursed between
|July 1, 2023- June 30, 2024
|Direct Loan (subsidized/unsubsidized) Interest rate
* These loan limits include both subsidized and unsubsidized amounts and cannot exceed your cost of attendance minus other financial aid.
The maximum cumulative (aggregate) loan for dependent students subsidized and unsubsidized loan amount is $31,000 (no more than $23,000 of which may be in Subsidized loans). Independent students is $57,500 (no more than $23,000 of which may be in Subsidized loans).
Master Promissory Note (MPN): The MPN is a legal document in which you promise to repay your loans(s) and any accrued interest and fees to the Federal Department of Education. It also explains the terms and conditions of your loan. You sign the MPN once, the first time you borrow. This will allow you to borrow more from the same loan source while you are in school, without having to sign a promissory note each year.
Entrance Counseling: The entrance counseling provides you with information on:
Parents/Step-parents of dependent students can apply for a Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS). The PLUS loan allows parents to borrow up to the cost of attendance, less any other financial aid. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education. A 4.228% fee for the Direct Parent Loan will be deducted prior to disbursement to your student account.
|July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024
|PLUS Loan Interest Rate
Parents can go online and complete a PLUS loan application and, upon approval, complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) by following the instructions below. Loan Counseling may also be required.
A parent FSA ID is required. If you signed the FAFSA electronically for your son or daughter you were assigned one at that time. Parents can request an FSA ID at studentaid.gov.
PLUS Loan funds are disbursed directly to the student account in two equal installments. If the Parent Borrower selects an unknown loan amount on the Parent PLUS Loan application, and does not reach out to the Financial Aid Office to select an amount, the loan will automatically be certified up to the student’s Cost of Attendance. Repayment begins after the full amount for the academic year has been disbursed. Disbursement dates will be stated on the Disclosure Statement sent to the borrower from the Direct Loan Servicing Center. Parents may choose to defer payments until six months after the student ceases to be enrolled at least half-time.
If the PLUS Loan is denied, the student may be eligible for additional Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan. A written request must be made to the Financial Aid Office.
There are a variety of banks and private lenders who offer alternative education loans for students. Regis College has a formal process to review the alternative student loan offerings of the major lenders. Based on this review, we have chosen the lenders below who offer a variety of benefits to the borrowers. Be assured that Regis College receives no benefits, financial or otherwise, from the lenders presented on the list.
Lenders offer private loan programs with different rates, fees, repayment terms and approval requirements. We suggest that you carefully review each program to compare the terms and conditions before deciding which alternative loan may be appropriate for your needs.
Please click on the link above to access “ELM“, the new Alternative Loan Portal used by Regis College.