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Student Loans

student loan is a loan a student may borrow to assist in paying for his or her educationally-related expenses. Student loans must be repaid by the student borrower.

Federal Perkins Loan

The Federal Perkins Loan is a federal campus-based loan for undergraduate students. Student applicants must meet eligibility requirements for federal student aid, such as  Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. The Federal Perkins Loan is a form of aid that must be repaid by the student borrower. Students must have financial need. For the 2016-2017 aid year (Summer 2016 - Spring 2017), students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), between 1 and 5000.

Effective September 30, 2017 the Department of Education will discontinue the Federal Perkins Loan program and no additional funds will be available.

How to Apply
  1. Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Wright State University's FAFSA priority deadline date.*
  2. Once the student receives an Award Notice, the student must accept the Federal Perkins Loan via WINGS Express in accordance with the instructions provided on the online Award Notice.
  3. After accepting the Federal Perkins Loan, the student must complete the additional requirements for a campus-based loan as detailed on our Getting a Loan page.
Interest Rate 5% fixed
Additional Loan Fees

None

Credit Requirements None
Loan Maximum per Term** $1,000 per semester
Aggregate Loan Maximum
  • Undergraduates: $27,500
  • Graduates/Professionals: $60,000 (including undergraduate loans)
Enrollment Requirement Student must be enrolled at least half-time.
Disbursement Visit the Important Dates page for Disbursement Dates. Funds are applied directly to the student’s account. If the student’s account is paid in full and financial aid funds remain, the Office of the Bursar will issue the remaining funds to the student in the form of a refund.
Grace Period 9 months
Minimum Monthly Payment $40
Maximum Repayment Period 10 years
Deferment/Forbearance A Federal Perkins Loan borrower may receive a deferment while he or she is enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Deferment/forbearance may be available under other circumstances. Contact the Office of Student Loan Collections by calling (937) 775-5666 for more information.
Federal Loan Consolidation Available under certain circumstances.**

*Award contingent upon availability of funds.

**For additional information, visit StudentLoans.gov.

 

 

 

 

Federal Nursing Student Loan

The Federal Nursing Student Loan is a federal campus-based loan for undergraduate and graduate nursing students admitted to the College of Nursing and Health. Student applicants must meet eligibility requirements for federal student aid, such as  Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. The Federal Nursing Student Loan is a form of aid that must be repaid by the student borrower. Students must have financial need.

How to Apply
  1. Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Wright State University's FAFSA priority deadline date.*
  2. Once the student receives an Award Notice, the student must accept the Federal Nursing Student Loan via WINGS Express in accordance with the instructions provided on the online Award Notice.
  3. After accepting the Federal Nursing Student Loan, the student must complete the additional requirements for a campus-based loan as detailed on our Getting a Loan page.
Interest Rate 5% fixed
Additional Loan Fees

None

Credit Requirements None
Annual Loan Maximums
  • Undergraduates: $2,500
  • Undergraduates in their last 2 years of study: $4,000 (for 2 semesters)
  • Graduates: $4,000 (for 2 semesters)
Aggregate Loan Maximum $13,000
Enrollment Requirement Student must be enrolled at least half-time.
Disbursement Visit the Important Dates page for Disbursement Dates. Funds are applied directly to the student’s account. If the student’s account is paid in full and financial aid funds remain, the Office of the Bursar will issue the remaining funds to the student in the form of a refund.
Grace Period 9 months
Minimum Monthly Payment $15
Maximum Repayment Period 10 years
Deferment/Forbearance A Federal Nursing Student Loan borrower may receive a deferment while he or she is enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Deferment/forbearance may be available under other circumstances. Contact the Office of Student Loan Collections by calling (937) 775-5666 for more information.
Federal Loan Consolidation Available under certain circumstances.**

*Award contingent upon availability of funds.

**For additional information, visit StudentLoans.gov.


Federal Nursing Student Loan Repayment Options

The Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) repays registered nurses' educational loans in exchange for service in critical shortage facilities located in areas experiencing a shortage of nurses. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) accepts applications annually. For complete eligibility and application information, visit HRSA's website at http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/ .

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) offers loan repayment for primary care nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives who have qualifying educational loans and serve in a community of greatest need. For complete information visit http://nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov/ .

Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans

The Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans are federal loans for undergraduate, graduate, Boonshoft School of Medicine and School of Professional Psychology students. Student applicants must meet eligibility requirements for federal student aid, such as  Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. The Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans are a form of aid that must be repaid by the student borrower. Federal Direct Loans are either subsidized or unsubsidized.

NOTE: Graduate/professional students will no longer qualify for subsidized Direct Loans for periods of enrollment that begin on or after July 1, 2012.

Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized

A subsidized loan is awarded based on financial need. The borrower will not be charged interest before repayment begins or during deferment periods. The federal government "subsidizes" (pays) the interest during these periods.*

An unsubsidized loan is not awarded on the basis of need. The borrower will be charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full by the borrower. If the borrower chooses not to make interest payments and allows the interest to accrue (accumulate) while in-school or during other periods of nonpayment, the interest will be capitalized. This means the interest will be added to the principal amount borrowed and additional interest will be based on that higher amount.

*Note: If you receive a Direct Subsidized Loan that is first disbursed between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2014, you will be responsible for paying any interest that accrues during your grace period. If you choose not to pay the interest that accrues during your grace period, the interest will be added to your principal balance.

How to Apply
  1. Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. Once the student receives an Award Notice, the student must accept the Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan(s) via WINGS Express in accordance with the instructions provided on the online Award Notice. Visit our Important Dates page for more information about Award Notice availability.
  3. After accepting the Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan(s), the student must complete the additional requirements for Federal Direct Loan Program Loans as detailed on our Getting a Loan page.
Interest Rate

For loans with a first disbursement date on or after July 1, 2016, and before July 1, 2017:

Undergraduate: 3.76% fixed

Graduate: 5.31% fixed

For loans with a first disbursement date on or after July 1, 2015, and before July 1, 2016:

Undergraduate: 4.29% fixed

Graduate: 5.84% fixed

Additional Loan Fees/Rebates

For loans with a first disbursement date after October 1, 2016:

  • Origination Fee: 1.069%

For loans with a first disbursement date after October 1, 2015 and before October 1, 2016:

  • Origination Fee: 1.068%
Credit Requirements None
Annual Loan Maximums See Federal Direct Loan Annual Limits.
Aggregate Loan Maximum See Federal Direct Loan Aggregate Limits.
Enrollment Requirement Student must be enrolled at least half-time.
Disbursement Visit the Important Dates page for Disbursement Dates. Funds are applied directly to the student’s account. If the student’s account is paid in full and financial aid funds remain, the Office of the Bursar will issue the remaining funds to the student in the form of a refund.
Grace Period 6 months
Minimum Monthly Payment $50
Maximum Repayment Period 10 to 25 years depending upon your repayment plan. Visit the Federal Student Aid Loan Repayment website for more information.
Deferment/Forbearance A Federal Direct Loan borrower may receive a deferment while he or she is enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Deferment/forbearance may be available under other circumstances.*
Federal Loan Consolidation Available under certain circumstances. Visit the Federal Direct Loan Consolidation website for more information.
*For additional information, visit StudentLoans.gov.

Federal Direct Loan Annual Limits
Undergraduate Bachelor's Degree Students*
Student Classification Dependent Students Independent Students (and dependent students whose parents have been declined a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan due to adverse credit history)
Freshman (0 to 29.9 undergraduate credit hours earned/transferred) $5,500 (No more than $3,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.) $9,500 (No more than $3,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.)
Sophomore (30 to 59.9 undergraduate credit hours earned/transferred) $6,500 (No more than $4,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.) $10,500 (No more than $4,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.)

Junior/Senior (60 or more undergraduate credit hours earned/transferred)

$7,500 (No more than $5,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.) $12,500 (No more than $5,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.)

*Federal regulations require Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans be prorated when an undergraduate student’s remaining period of study is shorter than a full academic year. Proration can limit the maximum loan amount that a student may borrow for the remaining period of study. Loans are prorated based on the number of credit hours remaining in the program of study.

Undergraduate Associate's Degree Students*
Student Classification Dependent Students Independent Students (and dependent students whose parents have been declined a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan due to adverse credit history)
Freshman (0 to 29.9 undergraduate credit hours earned/transferred) $5,500 (No more than $3,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.) $9,500 (No more than $3,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.)
Sophomore (30 or more undergraduate credit hours earned/transferred) $6,500 (No more than $4,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.) $10,500 (No more than $4,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.)
*Federal regulations require Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans be prorated when an undergraduate student’s remaining period of study is shorter than a full academic year. Proration can limit the maximum loan amount that a student may borrow for the remaining period of study. Loans are prorated based on the number of credit hours remaining in the program of study.
Licensure & Endorsement Students

For dependent students, $5,500

For independent students, $12,500 (No more than $5,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.)

Graduate Students
$20,500
Boonshoft School of Medicine Students
Up to $47,167
School of Professional Psychology & Master of Public Health Program Students
For students attending 9 months: For students attending 12 months:
$33,000 $37,167

Federal Direct Loan Aggregate Limits
Aggregate Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan Limit by Student Type
Undergraduate, Dependent Students $31,000 (No more than $23,000 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.)
Undergraduate, Independent Students (and undergraduate, dependent students whose parents have been declined a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan due to adverse credit history) $57,500 (No more than $23,000 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.)
Licensure & Endorsement Students

For dependent students, $23,000

For independent students, $57,500 (No more than $23,000 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.)

Graduate Students $138,500 (No more than $65,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.)
Boonshoft School of Medicine Students $224,000 (No more than $65,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.)
School of Professional Psychology & Master of Public Health Program Students $224,000 (No more than $65,500 of this amount may be in

In addition to the annual and aggregate limits to the amount of Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans you can borrow, there is also a limit on how long you can receive a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan. If you are a first-time borrower on or after July 1, 2013, there is a limit on the maximum period of time (measured in academic years) that you can receive Federal Direct Subsidized Loans. If the limit applies to you, you may not receive Federal Direct Subsidized Loans for more than 150 percent of the published length of your program. This is called your “maximum eligibility period”.  Once you use your “maximum eligibility period” certain types of enrollment may cause you to become responsible for the interest that accrues on your Federal Direct Subsidized Loans when the U.S. Department of Education usually would have paid it. To learn more, please visit www.studentaid.ed.gov.

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

The Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan is a federal loan that credit-worthy graduate, Boonshoft School of Medicine and School of Professional Psychology students can borrow for themselves. The Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan is a form of aid that must be repaid by the student borrower.

Student Eligibility Requirements The student must meet certain eligibility criteria in order to be eligible or maintain eligibility for Federal Student Aid.
How to Apply
  1. Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. Once the student receives an Award Notice, the student must accept the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan via WINGS Express in accordance with the instructions provided on the online Award Notice. Visit our Important Dates page for more information about Award Notice availability.
  3. After accepting the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, the student must complete the additional requirements for Federal Direct Loan Program Loans as detailed on our Getting a Loan page.
Interest Rate

 

For loans with a first disbursement date on or after July 1, 2016 and before July 1, 2017:

6.31% fixed

For loans with a first disbursement date on or after July 1, 2015, and before July 1, 2016:

6.84% fixed

Additional Loan Fees/Rebates

For loans with a first disbursement date after October 1, 2016:

  • Origination Fee: 4.276%

For loans with a first disbursement date after October 1, 2015 and before October 1, 2016:

  • Origination Fee: 4.272%
Credit Reviews

The student applicant must not have adverse credit history.  

Beginning March 29, 2015, credit decisions are valid for 180 days.
Options if Denied Credit

Extenuating Circumstances

  • If the student wants to appeal the credit decision, contact the Student Loan Support Center at 1-800-557-7394 or log into studentloans.gov to document extenuating circumstances with the Department of Education.
  • If the student qualifies by documenting to the satisfaction of the U.S. Department of Education that there are extenuating circumstances related to the student’s adverse credit history, the student will be required to complete PLUS counseling before the student can receive a Direct PLUS Loan.

Obtain an Endorser

  • If the student wants to obtain a credit worthy endorser, the endorser will need to pass the credit check, agree to endorse the Master Promissory Note (MPN), and agree to repay the loan if the student would fail to do so.
If the student qualifies by obtaining a credit worthy endorser, the student will be required to complete PLUS counseling before the student can receive a Direct PLUS Loan.
Annual Loan Maximums Cost less aid.
Aggregate Loan Maximum None
Enrollment Requirement

Student must be enrolled at least half-time (at least 3 graduate credit hours).

Disbursement Visit the Important Dates page for Disbursement Dates. Funds are applied directly to the student’s account. If the student’s account is paid in full and financial aid funds remain, the Office of the Bursar will issue the remaining funds to the student in the form of a refund.
Grace Period None. Repayment begins within 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed.
Minimum Monthly Payment $50
Maximum Repayment Period 10 to 25 years depending upon your repayment plan. Visit the Federal Student Aid Loan Repayment website for more information.
Deferment/Forbearance

A Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan borrower may receive a deferment while he or she is enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Deferment/forbearance may be available under other circumstances. Visit studentloans.gov for more information.

Federal Loan Consolidation Available under certain circumstances. Visit StudentLoans.gov for more information.

Alternative (Private) Student Loans

Alternative or private loan programs are non-federal student loans offered by various lending institutions to assist students in paying for their educational expenses.

Interest rates for alternative loans, loan repayment terms, and rights and responsibilities vary by lender and loan, and eligibility often depends upon borrower or co-borrower's credit history. Some alternative loan programs may require international students have a credit-worthy co-borrower who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Apply for Federal Aid First

Often students borrow alternative loans after having exhausted all other forms of federal student aid, state aid, Wright State University aid and external scholarships. It is highly recommended students apply for federal student aid before applying for an alternative loan. You may be eligible for federal loans. Visit the Department of Education's Federal Student Aid website.

How to Apply for Alternative Loans

Below are steps students should follow when applying for alternative loans.

  1. Explore other loan options first. You may qualify for federal student loans.
     
  2. If you'd like to pursue an alternative loan, contact the lender of your choice for information on how to apply. You may also view a list of alternative loan programs selected by Wright State University on FASTChoice. NOTE: You may choose any loan program/lender, even if they do not appear on FASTChoice. If a lender approves you for an alternative loan, the lender will send a school certification request to the Office of Financial Aid.
     
  3. Upon receipt of a school certification request, you will be asked to complete and return an Alternative Loan Data Request Form to Raider Connect. This form will be assigned to your WINGS Express Eligibility Requirements page. Print and return the form to Raider Connect.
     
  4. Upon receipt of the Alternative Loan Data Request Form, the Office of Financial Aid will complete and return to the lender a school certification, provided the student is eligible for the loan. If the student is eligible, the alternative loan will appear on the student's Award Notice via WINGS Express as "accepted."
     
  5. Depending upon the loan program, the lender may ask the student to complete a self-certification form prior to disbursing loan funds.
WSU Policy for Alternative Loans