Federal Direct Loan Limits

The federal government sets limits on the amount of money a student can borrow under the Federal Direct Loan program. Marshall University awards students that have filed the FAFSA the maximum amount eligible under such limits. The annual limit applies to the most a student can borrow in one academic year, while the aggregate limit applies to the maximum a student can borrow in a lifetime. Independent students and dependent students whose parents are unable to borrow a PLUS Loan are eligible for additional Federal Direct unsubsidized loan.

Click here for the Federal Direct Loan Annual Limit Chart.

Students who advance from freshman to sophomore level or from sophomore to junior following completion of the fall semester may qualify for additional Federal Direct Loan. To request consideration of an increase, students must make a request to the Office of Student Financial Assistance by completing and submitting an Award Adjustment Form. To make the request for Fall 2017 or Spring 2018, complete the 2017-18 Award Adjustment Form. To make the request for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019, complete the 2018-19 Award Adjustment Form.

Click here for the Federal Direct Loan Aggregate Limit Chart.