Federal Direct Loans
The following federal Direct student loans are available to undergraduates:
Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans:
- 2.75 % interest rate*
- 1.057% origination fee (for loans disbursed after 10/1/2020, but prior to 10/1/2021)*
- 6-month grace period
- Subsidized loan—interest is subsidized by the federal government while student is enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester
Lending Limits—Dependent Students
1st Year: $5,500 ($3,500 may be subsidized)
Sophomore: $6,500 ($4,500 may be subsidized)
Junior/Senior: $7,500 ($5,500 may be subsidized)
Lending Limits—Independent Students
1st Year: $9,500 ($3,500 may be subsidized)
Sophomore: $10,500 ($4,500 may be subsidized)
Junior/Senior: $12,500 ($5,500 may be subsidized)
Parent Plus Loan
Federal loan available to credit qualifying parents to assist in paying a dependent student’s educational expenses.
- 5.30% interest rate*
- 4.228% origination fee (for loans disbursed after 10/1/2019, but prior to 10/1/2020)*
- Parents can borrow up to a student’s cost of attendance minus other forms of aid a student has been awarded
*Interest rates and origination fees for future academic years change yearly based on the auction of the Treasury bill in the spring
Review Federal Student Loan Borrowing History
Students can review information regarding their federal grants and federal student loans, including borrowing history, through the Federal Student Aid Website.
- You will need your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA-ID) to enter the site
- You must Create an FSA ID, if you haven’t already done so, in order to access Department of Education websites, such as FAFSA
Direct Loan Consolidation
Students can consolidate their federal student loans into one loan.
There are various loan repayment plans available through the Department of Education. A few repayment plans are listed below:
- Standard Repayment
- Income Contingent Repayment Plan—ICR*
- Income-Based Repayment—IBR*
- Pay As You Earn Repayment Plan*
- Revised Pay As You Earn Repayment Plan*
*Students may be eligible for loan forgiveness
Public Service Loan Forgiveness FORGIVENESS
Individuals employed full-time with a public service organization may be eligible for loan forgiveness.
Private Student Loans
Naropa University awards educational loans primarily from the Direct federal student loan program. Some lenders advertise private loans that “mimic” the federal student loan program, but which differ in important ways. Private student loans:
- Cannot be included in a federal consolidation loan
- Are not eligible for income-driven repayment plans
- Are not eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
- Result in an additional monthly student loan payment for the borrower
Aid from all sources cannot exceed a student’s estimated cost of attendance. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Private Loan” in the subject line if you would like to start the process of requesting the inclusion of a private loan in your financial aid package.
Naropa University does not endorse or promote any private loan program or lender. Borrowers are encouraged to review federal student loan options before considering private loans since federal loans will generally have more favorable terms and conditions.
Please review Federal versus Private Loans for additional information.