• 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.

  • The process of sending Preliminary financial aid award notices to students entering JMU in the 2017-18 school year will begin around the first part of April, 2017.


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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