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Federal Direct Stafford Loans

Trine University participates in the Federal Direct Stafford Loan program. These loans are available through the Department of Education. There are two types of Stafford Loans: subsidized and unsubsidized. Not all students are eligible for both. The interest is paid by the government for the Subsidized Loan while the student is enrolled at least half-time. The Unsubsidized Loan accrues interest while in school and is capitalized to the loan when the student begins repayment. To be eligible for these loans the student must complete a FAFSA and be enrolled at least half-time.

Students must complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note in order to utilize the loan funds. These can be completed at You will need your FSA ID and password to log in.

To get started, see our How-to Complete a Stafford Loan document.