What is a DL subsidized Stafford loan?
Summary: Direct Subsidized Loans (sometimes called Subsidized Stafford Loans) are federal student loans borrowed through the Direct Loans program that offer undergraduate students a low, fixed interest rate and flexible repayment terms.
What is a DL sub loan?
A Direct Subsidized Loan is a type of federal student loans (made through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program) where a borrower isn’t generally responsible for paying interest while in an in-school, grace*, or deferment period.
Do you have to pay back a direct sub Stafford loan?
Yes, Direct Stafford Loans are loans that need to be paid back. The type of loan you have determines when you need to start paying it. Subsidized Stafford Loans: the government pays the interest while you are in school, during grace periods, and during any deferment periods.
What is the interest rate on DL Stafford unsubsidized?
The current interest rates (first disbursed on or after July 1, 2021, and before July 1, 2022) for Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized Loans are 3.73% (Undergraduate Student) and 5.28% (Graduate or Professional Student). The interest rates are fixed for the life of the loan. Was this page helpful?
Is Stafford loan the same as Fafsa?
A federal Stafford loan is one type of federal aid you’re screened for when you submit a FAFSA. Subsidized Stafford loans are available to students who have financial need, and the interest on these loans is subsidized by the government while the student it in school.
Which type of loan has the highest interest rates?
Personal loans and credit cards come with high interest rates but do not require collateral. Home-equity loans have low interest rates, but the borrower’s home serves as collateral. Cash advances typically have very high interest rates plus transaction fees.
What is a benefit of a direct Stafford loan?
What are the advantages of a Stafford loan? Stafford loans have a low fixed interest rate, so the size of your payment won’t increase if interest rates rise. They also offer free insurance, so the debt will be canceled if the student dies or becomes disabled.
How long do I have to pay off my Stafford loan?
You have six months to begin repayment on Stafford loans after graduation, or after you leave school or drop below half-time enrollment. Older Stafford Loans may have a longer grace period. Interest will not accrue while you are in school, and during the grace period for subsidized Stafford loans.
Do Stafford loans qualify for forgiveness?
If you have Direct Loans such as Stafford Loans, for example, then these student loans are automatically eligible for public service loan forgiveness. With the new changes, any prior payments made on FFELP Loans will now be eligible and count toward student loan forgiveness.
How much can you get from a Stafford loan?
Maximum Loan Amount: up to $20,500 annually (depending on your grade level, your status as a dependent or independent student, your status as an undergraduate or a graduate student, and your total cost of attendance).