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Student Loans

Federal Student Loans

Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan - Principal is deferred and interest is paid (subsidized) by government while student is enrolled at least half time. 

Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan - Principal is deferred while student is enrolled at least half time. Interest accrues while student is in school. 

Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Student (PLUS) - Repayment of principal and interest begins immediately after loan is fully disbursed. 

LOAN TYPE NOTES
Federal Direct (Stafford) Subsidized Loan

Federal Direct Loans are considered self-help aid, as the student must repay the loan with interest.  The federal government pays the interest on subsidized loans while the student is attending at least half-time.  Subsidized loans are awarded to students with financial need, not to exceed the student's financial need or the annual limit (see table below).  The interest rate for a direct loan disbursed on or after July 1, 2022, and before July 1, 2023 is 4.99%.

Detailed information regarding Federal Direct Loans can be found at: 

Department of Education Website

Federal Direct (Stafford) Unsubsidized Loan

Federal Direct Loans are considered self-help aid, as the student must repay the loan with interest.  Unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest from the day that they are disbursed.  Unsubsidized loans are awarded to students regardless of financial need, not to exceed the annual limit (see table below). 

The interest rate for a direct loan disbursed on or after July 1, 2022, and before July 1, 2023 is 4.99% for undergraduate students and 6.54% for graduate students. 

Detailed information regarding Federal Direct Loans can be found at: 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WEBSITE

Parent PLUS Loan

The Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program allows parents of undergraduate students to borrow up to the cost of attendance (minus other financial aid).  For Parent PLUS loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2022, and before July 1, 2023 is 7.54%.  In order to apply for a Parent PLUS loan, the student must have a completed FAFSA on file, and the parent must complete a PLUS application, credit check, and Master Promissory Note.

Detailed information regarding Federal Direct PLUS Loans can be found at: 

Department of Education Website

Direct Loan Disclosure

Direct Loan Disclosure information available here

Annual Loan Limits

Dependent Undergraduate Students

Classification Base Amount
(SUB/UNSUB)
Additional Loan
(UNSUB)
Total
Freshman $3,500 $2,000 $5,500
Sophomore $4,500 $2,000 $6,500
Junior $5,500 $2,000 $7,500
Senior $5,500 $2,000 $7,500

Independent Undergraduate Students and Dependent Undergraduate Students Whose Parents Cannot Borrow PLUS 

Classification Base Amount
(SUB/UNSUB)
Additional Loan
(UNSUB)
Total
Freshman $3,500 $6,000 $9,500
Sophomore $4,500 $6,000 $10,500
Junior $5,500 $7,000 $12,500
Senior $5,500 $7,000 $12,500

Notes

Note 1: Satisfactory Academic Progress must be maintained by each student in order to maintain eligibility for any financial aid program (grants, work study, loans).

Note 2: A student may borrow no more than the annual limit shown for his/her combined subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford Loans.

Note 3: Additional loan amounts may be available to independent students and to student whose parents are ineligible for the Parent PLUS loan program.

*FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. New Mexico Tech's Title IV code for federal financial aid applications is 002654.

**Deadlines represent risk dates. Students who apply after these dates may find they are eligible, but may not be awarded certain types of aid due to limited funding.

Loan Repayment Information

If you have borrowed student loans to assist in financing your education, the Financial Aid Office encourages you to periodically visit the National Student Loan Database System to view your loan history and lender information.  Please also take some time to review the resources below to help plan for repayment.  You can contact our office at any time so that we can review your options, and answer any questions you may have regarding repayment.

Federal Student Loan Repayment Information  The Department of Education's overview of basic loan repayment information

Federal Student Loan Repayment Checklist  A handy tool to keep you on track with the loan repayment process

Loan Repayment Estimator We recommend using this estimator before deciding to take out loans, and during your time as a student, so that you fully understand the implications of each additional loan that you take out.  The estimator allows you to see different repayment plan options and amounts that you would pay under each plan

Trouble Making Payments?  This page will guide you as to your options if you are confused about or unable to make loan payments.

New Mexico Tech's Student Loan Code of Conduct for Education Loans

 Video: Responsible Borrowing

Video: Repayment-What to Expect

Contact Financial Aid

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM-5 PM

Location: Second floor of Fidel Center. Bear left at the top of the stairs; we are just past the Cashier's Office

Email: financial_aid@nmt.edu

Mailing Address:  
New Mexico Tech - Financial Aid
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801

Phone: 575-835-5333

Fax: 575-835-6519