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Federal Direct Stafford & PLUS Loans

The Federal Direct Stafford Loan is the basic component of a student's financial aid award. Interest rates are fixed and there are plenty of repayment plans available. Loans can be both need-based and non-need-based, and award amounts vary with a student's academic level and program.

PLUS loans are available to graduate and professional students as well as parents of dependent undergraduate students. These loans are credit-based and have a fixed interest rate.

Click the "More" link for detailed information on these loans.


Federal Perkins & Rush Institutional Loan Programs

Funding for Federal Perkins loans is limited. Interest rates are fixed and there are cancellation benefits for nurses and medical technicians. Award amounts vary by academic program and financial need for this discretionary loan program.

Funding for Rush Institutional loans is limited and are available to students in select academic programs (based on donor guidance). Interest rates are fixed and award amounts vary based on financial need for this discretionary loan program.

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US Department of Health & Human Services Loan Programs

Rush University participates in a number of loan programs for students in specific academic programs and areas of interest. These loan programs are all offered through the US Department of Health & Human Services.

  • Nursing Student Loans
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program
  • Loans for Disadvantaged Students (Rush Medical College)
  • Primary Care Loans (Rush Medical College)
  • Click the "More" link for detailed information on these loans.



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