Student & Parent Loans

The University of Saint Joseph offers multiple financing options for students and parents to bridge the gap between the cost of a student’s education and financial assistance available. Explore these options below or contact us to find out more.

Federal Student Loans

Federal Direct Loans are government funded student loans available to those who complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and help eligible students cover the cost of higher education.

2020-2021 Interest Rates & Fees*

  • Direct Subsidized Loan – Undergraduate students: 2.75%
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loan – Undergraduate students: 2.75%
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loan – Graduate students: 4.30%
  • Current origination fee is 1.057% of the total loan amount

*Interest rates are subject to change every July 1 by the federal government. Click here for current rates and information.

Federal Loan Information


Parent PLUS & Graduate PLUS

A Direct PLUS Loan is made available by the U.S. Department of Education to parents of dependent undergraduate students and graduate or professional students.  Borrowers must complete a credit check as part of the application process and not have adverse credit history.

2020-2021 Interest Rates & Fees*

  • Direct Parent PLUS Loan: 5.30%
  • Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: 5.30%
  • Current origination fee is 4.228% of the total loan amount

*Interest rates are subject to change every July 1 by the federal government. Click here for current rates and information.

Parent Plus & Graduate Plus Loan Information


Alternative Loans

Alternative loans through a private lender help bridge the gap between the actual cost of your education and the amount of financial assistance you receive. These loans are borrower-initiated, which means the student and/or parent must initiate the application with the private lender.

Alternative Loan Information

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