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  • Please review our posting at the JMU Cares Act Emergency Aid site for information about the emergency student and institutional aid JMU is receiving from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
  • Beginning October 1, 2020, the 2021-22 FAFSA can be completed at fafsa.gov.  JMU’s FAFSA Priority Filing Date for 2021-22 is March 1, 2021 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.
  • During this unprecedented period that has led to a change in our normal business operations, we want to assure you that the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is here to assist you with any of your needs. 

You can contact the various departments within our office through the appropriate email address below:

Scholarships – scholarships@jmu.edu
Loans – loans@jmu.edu
Verification - verification@jmu.edu
Summer – summer_aid@jmu.edu
Satisfactory Academic Progress - finaid_sap@jmu.edu
General Financial Aid – fin_aid@jmu.edu

All of the above emails addresses will be monitored daily during our normal business hours.  You may also contact our Customer Service Team by calling our main line number 540-568-7820 or at our email address fin_aid@jmu.edu.

  • Madison Scholarships Hub is the application center for all scholarships 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. For information about other scholarship opportunities for incoming and current students, please visit our scholarships website.
Fees and Rates

Interest Rates (Effective July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021)

  • Undergraduate Direct Loans:
    • Subsidized 2.75%
    • Unsubsidized 2.75%
  • Graduate Unsubsidized Direct Loan: 4.30%
  • Graduate PLUS Direct Loan: 5.30%
  • PLUS Direct Loan: 5.30%

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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