Student Loan Information

Your Student Loans

Fort Valley State University participates in several different loan options.  Federal Direct Loans are administered through the Department of Education, Student Access Loans are administered through the State of Georgia and we have Private loans with multiple different lenders. Click on videos and links below for more information.

Federal Direct Loans

All students that are borrowing for the first time, are required to complete Entrance Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note.

Loan Limits

DEPENDENT UNDERGRADUATE
Grade Level Subsidized Loan* Additional Unsubsidized Loan** Total Annual Loan
Freshman (0-29 credit hours) $3,500 $2,000 $5,500
Sophomore (30-59 credit hours) $4,500 $2,000 $6,500
Junior/Senior (60+ credit hours) $5,500 $2,000 $7,500
INDEPENDENT UNDERGRADUATE
Grade Level Subsidized Loan* Additional Unsubsidized Loan** Total Annual Loan
Freshman (0-29 credit hours) $3,500 $6,000 $9,500
Sophomore (30-59 credit hours) $4,500 $6,000 $10,500
Junior/Senior (60+ credit hours) $5,500 $7,000 $12,500
GRADUATE & Professional
Grade Level Subsidized Loan* Additional Unsubsidized Loan** Total Annual Loan
All years N/A $20,500 $20,500

*Subsidized: A Subsidized loan is a need-based loan. Additionally, if a student receives a Subsidized Loan to attend Fort Valley State University, the federal government pays the interest on the loan when you are: 1) attending school at least half time (6 credit hours); 2) qualifying for an authorized deferment; or 3) in the grace period before beginning repayment.

**Unsubsidized: An Unsubsidized loan is not need based and a student who received an Unsubsidized Loan to attend Fort Valley State University is responsible for paying the interest while in school. A student may choose to pay this interest while attending school or choose not to make the interest payments while in school; the interest will be added or capitalized onto the principal balance at repayment.

Direct PLUS Loan: Are federal loans that graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students can use to help pay for college. A Direct PLUS Loan is commonly referred to as a parent PLUS loan when made to a parent, and as a grad PLUS loan when made to a gradate or professional student.

You’ll find the online application for Direct PLUS Loans on StudentLoans.gov.

Here’s a quick overview of Direct PLUS Loans:

  • The U.S. Department of Education is your lender.
  • You must not have an adverse credit history. A credit check will be conducted. If you have an adverse credit history, you may still be able to receive a PLUS loan if you meet additional requirements.
  • The maximum PLUS loan amount you can receive is the cost of attendance (determined by the school) minus any other financial aid received.

Learn more about parent PLUS loans.

Learn more about grad PLUS loans.

Disbursement Dates

The chart below provides the scheduled disbursement dates for each term. Refunds are processed 7 to 14 days after the disbursement dates.

Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2020
August 28, 2020 TBD June 14, 2020

Borrow wisely! It is our goal to assist students with smart borrowing.  There are several tools a student can use to assist with making the right decisions, knowing the right loans to borrow and how much your loans will cost when you complete your degree.