At Colorado State University, we encourage students to make informed decisions when taking out a student loan. Only borrow the amount of funds that you need to successfully complete your education. Follow the links below to learn about the different loan types that may be available to you and the requirements that you need to fulfill in order to gain one of these loans.
Federal student loans are available to students after completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal student loans available are:
- Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
- Federal Perkins Loans
- Health Professions Loans (Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Only)
- Graduate PLUS Loans (Graduate Students Only)
Federal Parent PLUS Loans are available to the parents of dependent students who have completed a FAFSA. This is a type of unsubsidized loan that a parent borrows in their name on behalf of their student.
Short Term Loans from the University are available for students with no current balance owed and in relatively good academic standing. Amount available per semester is $500.
Alternative loans should only be considered after all federal loans have been exhausted. A FAFSA application can be completed throughout the academic year. These loans typically have higher, variable, interest rates and less flexible repayment terms compared to federal loans.