This loan program is available to all students. Federal Direct Loans are low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Education that are administered by Marshall University. It is the U.S. Department of Education’s major form of self-help financial aid and is available through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program. There are two types of Federal Direct Loans: subsidized and unsubsidized.

Because the funding for the Federal Direct Loan program comes straight from the US Department of Education, you do not have to find a lender to borrow through the program. Please disregard any offers you may receive about the Federal Stafford Loan program through private banks and other lenders. Since Marshall University is a Federal Direct Lending participating university, you may not use a private lender to apply for a Federal Stafford loan.