• The 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is currently available. The 2017-18 FAFSA will be available beginning October 1, 2016. JMU’s FAFSA Priority Filing date is March 1st, but as long as you meet the general aid eligibility requirements, you may still submit a FAFSA after this date. Please view the FAFSA Changes video to learn more about this process at JMU.

  • Pell Grant recipients should finalize their class schedules prior to the Pell Grant Census Date, January 18, 2017. Classes added after this point cannot be counted towards determining eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant.

  • Click here to watch a brief video explaining the Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans, which includes the process for accepting them.

  • Click here to watch a brief video explaining the Parent PLUS Direct Loan, which includes an explanation of how to apply for this loan.

Interest Rates (Effective July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)

  • These rates apply to the 2016-17 loans
  • Fixed throughout the life of the loan
  • Undergraduate Direct Loans:
    • Subsidized 3.76%
    • Unsubsidized 3.76%
  • Graduate Unsubsidized Direct Loan: 5.31%
  • Graduate PLUS Direct Loan: 6.31%
  • PLUS Direct Loan: 6.31%

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