Loans for college are an investment in your future that requires repayment. Federal student loans allow the most flexibility with repayment options and fixed interest rates.
Students need to complete a Free Application for Student Aid to be considered for Federal Direct Loans. In addition to being in an eligible program, you need to be enrolled and be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits for undergraduates, 4 credits for graduate students) to receive federal loans. While there are alternative loan options, it is important for students to explore federal loans first.
Complete Your Requirements
Exit Counseling is required when you enroll less than half-time or leave the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
More information is available on the Federal Student Aid Website.
Only Borrow What You Need
Repaying Student Loans
The FSA Loan Simulator helps you estimate monthly student loan payments and choose a loan repayment option that best meets your needs and goals. You can also use it to decide whether to consolidate your student loans.