"I want to be a leader who can cause positive change in the lives of as many people as possible."
- Oumou Ly '13
OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID
St. Mary's Hall 101, 102, 103, 105
Tel: 1 (800) 263-0545 or
Fax: (650) 508-3635
M-Th 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Direct Unsubsidized Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Loans are available to students enrolled at least half-time. The current rate is 6.8%. Interest does accrue on these loans while you are in school, and eligibility is not based on need. The maximum amount available to graduate students through the Federal Direct Loan program is $10,250 per semester. Read more about Direct Loan basics for students.
Graduate PLUS Loans
Graduate PLUS Loans are available to fill additional unmet need. Interest on Grad PLUS is 8.5% and begins immediately.
Private loans may be available to help bridge the gap between financial aid and the cost of education. The terms of these loans differ according to the lender and you should compare the information to determine which loan best suits your needs.
Once you have considered federal loan options, you can use the California Private Loan Marketplace to instantly and accurately compare rates and terms from multiple private loan lenders side-by-side. This will help you make an informed decision about the most appropriate loan for you. The Marketplace displays products from local and national lenders, complete with detailed listings of APRs, interest rates, total cost, monthly payments, borrower benefits, fees and repayment options.
- NSLDS (National Student Loan Data System)
Get information about your student loans.
- Entrance Loan Counseling
Complete entrance loan counseling online.
- Exit Loan Counseling
Complete exit loan counseling online.
- Student Loan Repayment Calculator
Find out how much approximately your monthly payment will be when your loans go into repayment.
- Graduate PLUS Loan Counseling
Complete loan counseling online.
- Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans
American Opportunity Tax Credit
Learn more about a newly created tax credit for education-related expenses.