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James Madison statueOur Mission Statement
We will ASSIST with identifying and obtaining
resources to finance higher education; DELIVER funds
in a timely and equitable manner; and EDUCATE, so
that informed financial decisions can be made.

Financial Aid News

  • Winter Financial Aid Newsletter covers many important topics, including loan repayment, scholarships for 2015-16, enrollment changes and your financial aid eligibility, the FAFSA priority filing date of March 1, financial literacy topics, satisfactory progress requirements and much more.
  • JMU Foundation Scholarship Application now available for the 2015-16 academic year. Current JMU students, follow the link to submit your application. Deadline is March 1, 2015, so don't delay.
  • IMPORTANT: The 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available. Apply now to ensure that the Department of Education processes your FAFSA by March 1st, our priority deadline. If necessary, you may estimate your income and make corrections later.
  • The process of e-mailing 2014-15 official award notices to students will begin in late June.   Students, first time and upperclassmen, will continue accepting financial aid award offers throughout the summer. Instructions on how to accept your financial aid are found at Self Service. Parent PLUS loan borrowers please click here for instructions.
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships has joined Facebook! For information regarding important updates and deadlines, please join the JMU Financial Aid page
  • In order to receive financial aid, you must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress(SAP). You can review the requirements to ensure your eligibility to receive financial aid at JMU.





   Contact Information:
   MSC 3519
   738 S. Mason St.
   Student Success Center, 5th floor
   Harrisonburg, VA 22807
   540-568-7820 (phone)
   540-568-7994 (fax)

   Find us on Facebook

   FAFSA School Code: 003721

   Priority FAFSA Filing Date: March 1st
  (Must be able to confirm receipt by the federal
   government by the above date) 

   Email Contacts:
   fin_aid@jmu.edu
   loans@jmu.edu
   scholarships@jmu.edu
   finaid_sap@jmu.edu
   studentjobs@jmu.edu
   summer_aid@jmu.edu
   verification@jmu.edu

 

Effective July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
   (This rate applies to the 2013-14 loans)
   Undergraduate Direct Loan Interest Rate
   Subsidized Direct 3.86%
   Unsubsidized Direct 3.86%
   Graduate Unsubsidized Direct Loan 5.41%
   Graduate PLUS Direct Loan 6.41%
   PLUS Direct Loan Interest Rate 6.41%

Effective July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
   (This rate applies to the 2014-15 loans)
   Undergraduate Direct Loan Interest Rate
   Subsidized Direct 4.66%
   Unsubsidized Direct 4.66%
   Graduate Unsubsidized Direct Loan 6.21%
   Graduate PLUS Direct Loan 7.21%
   PLUS Direct Loan Interest Rate 7.21%

All interest rates listed are fixed throughout the life of the loan.





All of the information published on the web site of The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is also available in print form. If you would rather have a document in print than view it on the web, please let us know and we will provide a printed copy to you.