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Federal Direct Student Loans

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Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

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Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

  • Credit approval is required

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Private loans

  • FAFSA may or may not be required as determined by lender
  • Lender application required
  • Student creditworthiness or co-signer usually required 
  • Terms and interest rates vary by lender

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Parent Private Loans

  • For parents seeking a private loan on behalf of their student

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Interest-Free Book Advance

  • For qualifying students, a $500 interest-free advance from USD for books and supplies at the USD online bookstore
  • Available to registered USD students whose university account is in good standing (exclusions apply)

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