Loan & Financial Awareness


Provide financial literacy resources to the Wisconsin Financial Aid Community through WASFAA Conference training and online support.

Interest Rates For Federal Direct Loans 

 Federal Loan Interest Rates as of July 1, 2019

Undergraduate Federal Direct Subsidized 4.53% (1.062% origination fee*)
Undergraduate Federal Direct Unsubsidized 4.53% (1.062% origination fee*)
Graduate Federal Direct Unsubsidized 6.08% (1.062% origination fee*)
Federal Direct PLUS (parent and grad) 7.08% (4.248% origination fee*)

*This is the current origination fee. Beginning 10/1/2019 origination fees will change to the values listed below. 

 Origination Fees as of October 1, 2019

Undergraduate Federal Direct Subsidized 1.059% 
Undergraduate Federal Direct Unsubsidized 1.059
Graduate Federal Direct Unsubsidized 1.059
Federal Direct PLUS (parent and grad) 4.236% 

Do your students know what they owe? 

Refreshed in July 2017 these charts are intended to help borrowers see how the amount they borrow translate into what will become their monthly student loan payment.  Please feel to distribute these as needed:

Know What You Owe Stafford Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans

Know What You Owe Direct PLUS Loans

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