Loans are available for students and their parents to help finance the cost of a college education. Explore the links below to find out more about these options.
Types of Loans
Select the links below to learn more about these types of loans.
- Federal Direct Undergraduate Loans
- Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans
- Federal Direct Graduate Loans
- Alternative or Private Educational Loans
- Entrance & Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
- Federal Direct Loan Limits
Repayment of Loans
There are several repayment options in the Federal Direct Loan Program. Please click here to review repayment information on the Federal Student Aid website.
Repayment calculators give you an idea of your monthly payment amount and payment time line. Check out the repayment calculators on the following websites:
Average Loan Amounts of JSC Graduates
The average debt of a 2013 JSC graduate was $27,532. This includes Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and Perkins Loans.
Communicate With Your Direct Loan Servicer
If you are unsure of the servicer, you can log in to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at nslds.ed.gov to get the information.
Be sure to contact your servicer as soon as possible if you find that you are having trouble making payments. Never default on repaying your loan; there are options such as deferment or forbearance, but you must ask for assistance. Also inform your servicer if you have an upcoming life change (entering military service, going back to school, name change, etc.).