US Federal Student Aid


Burman University participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States who are attending the Burman University may qualify for the federal loan program.


A Title IV Federal Student Aid eligible program must lead to an associate, bachelor's, professional, or graduate degree and be at least a two-academic-year program.


The following programs are not Direct Loan eligible programs:

* Non-degree (Open)

* Distance Education (even if only one of your courses is a distance course)

* Nursing

* Adventist Colleges Abroad enrolment

* Bachelor of Social Work (LSU articulated program agreement)


Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for the cost of a student's post-secondary education. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) rather than a bank or other financial institution.


Direct Subsidized Loans are for students with demonstrated financial need as determined by federal regulations. No interest is charged while you are in school at least half-time, during your grace period, and during deferment periods.


Direct Unsubsidized Loans are not based on financial need; interest is charged during all periods. Direct PLUS Loans are low interest unsubsidized loans available to parents of dependent students. PLUS loans help pay for education expenses up to the Cost of Attendance (COA) minus Estimated Financial Assistance (EFA). Interest is charged during all periods.


Note: PLUS loan borrowers cannot have an adverse credit history - a credit check will be done. If you are determined to have an adverse credit history, you may still receive a Direct PLUS Loan if you obtain an endorser who does not have an adverse credit history. An endorser is someone who agrees to repay the Direct PLUS Loan if the borrower defaults on payment.


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