Loan programs

After grants and scholarships are applied to your account, the balance of your cost of attendance can be paid using loans. Unlike other types of financial aid, loans must be repaid.

Student advisory regarding Federal Direct Subsidized Loans: first-time borrowers on or after July 1, 2013 are subject to a time limit.

There are several types of loans available, each having different interest rates, repayment period and other details. Learn more.

Complete the FAFSA for the following loans:

  • Federal Direct Subsidized
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized
  • Nursing (by December 1 to be considered eligible)

Parent Loan for Undergraduate Student (PLUS) 

  • Go to to apply and complete the PLUS loan Master Promissory Note.

Private Loans

A full load of coursework at the graduate level is nine to fifteen semester credits including audit. For doctoral students who are in their final semester of study and have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation, and for international students participating in curricular practical training (CPT) and/ or academic training (AT) opportunities of thirty or more hours per week with approval from the international center, one or more graduate hours constitute fulltime enrollment.

  • University of Akron students and parents should be aware that if they enter into an agreement regarding a Title IV, HEA loan that information will be disclosed to NSLDS and will be accessible by authorized agencies, lenders, and other post-secondary educational institutions.
  • Student Loan Code of Conduct

Financial awareness counseling helps you understand financial aid and assists you in managing your finances.

Repayment: What to expect

Loan repayment programs have been set up to help you pay your loan. Learn more

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