Amount per year
|Federal Subsidized Direct Loan||US $3,500-8,500 depending on grade level||Must complete FAFSA, demonstrate unmet need after other aid is awarded, maintain at least part-time enrollment and meet satisfactory academic progress requirements|
|Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan||US $2,000-12,000 depending on grade level||Must complete FAFSA, demonstrate unmet need after other aid is awarded, maintain at least part-time enrollment and meet satisfactory academic progress requirements|
|Federal Graduate PLUS Loan||Limited by cost of attendance and other aid received||Must complete FAFSA, have a positive credit check, maintain at least part-time enrollment and meet satisfactory academic progress requirements|
|Federal Parent PLUS Loan||Limited by total cost of attendance||Must complete federal process, be a parent (biological, step or adoptive), have a positive credit check, maintain at least part-time enrollment and meet satisfactory academic progress requirements|
Consumer loan disclosure notice — In compliance with federal regulations under HEOA Sec. 489 amended Sec. 485B(d)(4)(20 U.S.C. 1092b) approved loans will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) by the U.S. Department of Education and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system as determined by the U.S. Department of Education.
Information regarding PLUS Loans
This amount will be evenly distributed among terms that the student is expected to enroll and be eligible to receive federal aid. A PLUS loan may already be on your student's award notification. This award is predetermined based on tuition, housing meals and books, minus student aid. You have the option to change this amount to meet your specific needs. For assistance in determining the amount to borrow, visit our budget planning guide at scad.edu/budget. All disbursements are reduced by the current loan fee assessed by the Department of Education. Repayment begins after the last disbursement of the loan.
You will be notified by the Department of Education when a decision is made on your loan. If your loan is denied, the award will be canceled and an additional unsubsidized direct loan will be awarded to your student (amounts vary).
Complete terms and conditions of the Federal Direct PLUS Loan are found on the application and master promissory note, located at studentloans.gov. By signing the note, you agree to the terms and conditions of the loan.
If you have questions about your PLUS loan, contact Direct Loan Applicant Services at 800.557.7394. You can inquire about disputing your credit report, clearing up adverse credit, or obtain paperwork for an endorser. If your PLUS loan is subsequently approved, it will be processed and the additional unsubsidized loan will be removed from your student's award.
The Georgia Student Finance Commission, or GSFC, administers financial aid programs that provide grants, scholarships and loans to help eligible Georgia students achieve their educational goals. In addition, the GSFC provides free financial aid consulting to promote financial literacy to students and their families.
Hong Kong aid
SCAD Hong Kong students are eligible for financial aid from Hong Kong government. Grants and low-interest loans are administered by the Student Financial Assistance Agency of Hong Kong and include certain eligibility requirements.
Direct loan servicers
A loan servicer is a company that handles the billing and other services on a federal student loan. The loan servicer will work with the student on repayment plans and loan consolidation and will assist with other tasks related to their federal student loan. It is important that a borrower maintains contact with their loan servicer. If a borrower's circumstances change at any time during your repayment period, the loan servicer will be able to help. Learn more about federal loan servicers on the studentaid.ed.gov website.
Federal Direct Loans borrowed before July 1, 2010
Students and parents who first borrowed Federal Direct Loans prior to July 1, 2010, should continue to have all of their Federal Direct Loans serviced by the Direct Loan Servicing Center at this time.
Direct Loan Servicing Center
Federal Direct Loans borrowed after July 1, 2010
Students and parents who first borrowed Federal Direct Loans after July 1, 2010, will have their Federal Direct Loans serviced by one of the five servicing contractors listed below:
FedLoan Servicing (PHEAA)
Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.
Not sure which loan servicers is handling your loan?
Students and parents can look up their complete loan history including the servicers for each loan using the My Federal Student Aid website. Access to this site requires the user to have their FSA ID.
Discover alternative ways to fund your education
Institutional scholarships, outside scholarships, federal/state aid programs and personal funds may fall short of a student's anticipated budget for educational expenses. Alternative (credit-based) loans from private lenders are one source of funding that may help compensate for any shortfall. However, parents and students should be aware that these loans may be a more expensive way of borrowing and they should read all the information available on these loans to select the lender with the most suitable terms.