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2014-2015 FAFSA 

Don't forget to fill out your FAFSA for 2014-2015!

 

 Current loan rates for 2014-2015 academic year:

The interest rates for Direct Subsidized, Direct Unsubsidized, and Direct PLUS loans will be established each year.  Once a loan is established, it will apply for the life of the loan- that is, the loan will be a fixed-rate loan.  As a result, it is likely that many borrowers will have a set of fixed-rate loans, each with a different interest rate, including the 3.86% Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized loans made prior to July 1st, 2014.

*Please note that the current loan interest rates apply to those loans first disbursed on or or after July 1st, 2014 and before July 1st, 2015.

Undergraduate Students

Loan Type

Interest Rate Interest Rate Cap
Subsidized Stafford Direct Loan 4.66% 8.25%
Unsubsidized Stafford Direct Loan 4.66% 8.25%
Parent PLUS Direct Loan 7.21% 10.50%
Graduate Students
Loan Type Interest Rate Interest Rate Cap
Unsubsidized Stafford Direct Loan 6.21% 9.50%
Graduate PLUS Direct Loan 7.21% 10.50%

 

Missouri Family Education Loan Program

The Missouri Family Education Loan Program (MOFELP) is a private education loan program that is awarded on a first come, first served basis for eligible, qualified borrowers.   Annual loan limits are $5,000 with a 0% interest rate.   MOFELP has no additional fees; however borrowers are responsible for a $5 monthly keep-in-touch payment.   Below is the general criteria intended for qualified borrowers:

  •  Enrolled full-time
  • Making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • EFC of $12,000 or less
  • At least 17 years of age
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Missouri resident
  • Not have a Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 21 on ACT or 1500 on SAT; or have an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher earned at the Participating School
  • Not have a Conviction for fraud
  • Two year credit history (or have a cosigner with two year credit history)

* MOFELP criteria may be subject to change.

 

150% Subsidized Stafford Direct Loan Limit

Starting on 7/1/2013 for all new loans, undergraduate students can only receive subsidized Stafford loans through 150% of their educational program. Once the student has attempted 186 credit hours for a Bachelor's degree, the student will only be eligible for unsubsidized Stafford loans. Students with previous loans are not impacted by this rule. Only students taking their first loan 7/1/13 or after.

 

Direct Consolidation Loan applications received on or after July 1st, 2013

 The interest rate remains the weighted average of the interest rates of the loans included in the consolidation, rounded up to the next higher one-eighth of one percent.  However the new law removes the 8.25% cap.

 

 Unusual Enrollment History

The Department of Education is addressing possible fraud and abuse in the Title IV student aid programs. MSSU will review all academic transcripts from previous institutions to ensure the student completed credits/hours at institutions that provided federal Pell Grant funds.

Students who have received federal Pell Grant funds at 3 or more schools in the past three years (including MSSU) will be reviewed.

 

 Shopping Sheet

Any student can request a Financial Aid Shopping Sheet to review/compare aid offered at MSSU. The Shopping Sheet gives a summary of costs at MSSU, financial aid awards offered, graduation rates, and loan default rates.

All new students to MSSU (freshman and transfer students), as well as all veterans will receive a Shopping Sheet by mail as awards are offered.

 

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