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Quick Videos

  • Madison Scholarships Hub is the brand new application center for all scholarship awarded by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. To log in, go to MyMadison and under the Student tab, or the Applicant tab for incoming students, click on the logo for Madison Scholarships Hub.  Qualifications for the majority of our scholarships are based on the general application information as well as information pulled directly from your student academic record. Complete the general application by the deadline (March 1st for incoming students, June 1st for returning students), and you may be presented with recommended scholarship opportunities. You should review the criteria for each scholarship and complete the associated application if you wish to be considered for the scholarship. For information about other scholarship opportunities for incoming and current students, please visit our scholarships website.

  • Please watch the Prospective Student Scholarship video to learn about scholarship opportunities and the process for students entering JMU in the 2019-20 school year.
  • Beginning October 1, 2019, the 2020-21 FAFSA can be completed at fafsa.gov.  JMU’s FAFSA Priority Filing Date for 2020-21 is March 1, 2020 which means the FAFSA should be processed by the government no later than that date to be considered “on-time” at JMU.  You can view the FAFSA video for more details.

  • Click here for a tutorial on how to accept or decline your Financial Aid loans in MyMadison.
Fees and Rates

Interest Rates (Effective July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)

  • Undergraduate Direct Loans:
    • Subsidized 4.53%
    • Unsubsidized 4.53%
  • Graduate Unsubsidized Direct Loan: 6.08%
  • Graduate PLUS Direct Loan: 7.08%
  • PLUS Direct Loan: 7.08%

Up Front Origination Fees (Effective October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020)

  • Undergraduate Direct Loans: 1.059%
  • Graduate Unsubsidized Direct Loan: 1.059%
  • Graduate PLUS Direct Loan: 4.236%
  • PLUS Direct Loan: 4.236%

Please review the Direct Loan/Grad PLUS Direct Loan/Parent PLUS Direct Loan Origination Fees and Interest Rates in our Consumer Information for an explanation of interest rates and origination fees.

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