Student Loan FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I increase the amount of my loan?
You should review the maximum annual federal loan amounts to determine if you have remaining eligibility. 

What other loans are available for me to borrow as a student? As an international student?
We recommend that a student maximize her federal loan borrowing eligibility before seeking additional loan funding. There are alternative loan options available.

An international student can also borrow alternative loans if she has a credit-worthy co-borrower who is a U.S. resident or eligible non-citizen.

What if I do not wish to accept the loans included in my financial aid package?
If you do not want to accept any loan awarded to you, please email Student Financial Services to reduce or decline your loans. However, students who request additional grant funding due to changes in the family's financial situation are expected to maximize all federal loan before requesting any other aid.

If I decline the loans for this year, will it effect my financial aid package next year?
No, there will be no effect on subsequent financial aid packages.