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Federal Loan Rates
Interest rates are established each year for Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans for which the first disbursement is on or after July 1 through the following June 30. The rate is the sum of a uniform “index rate” plus an “add-on” that varies depending on the type of loan and whether the borrower is an undergraduate or a graduate/professional student.
The interest rate for a loan, once established, applies for the life of the loan – that is, the loan is a fixed-rate loan.
2016-2017 Interest Rates – Federal Direct Student Loans
|Undergraduate Students – Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan||3.76% Fixed|
|Graduate Students – Direct Unsubsidized Loan||5.31% Fixed|
|Graduate Students – Direct PLUS||6.31% Fixed|
|Parents – Direct PLUS||6.31% Fixed|