Federal Direct Stafford Loans are awarded by the Financial Aid Office to eligible undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at least half-time in an eligible degree or certificate program to pay for their educational costs. Borrowers must file a FAFSA to be considered for this loan.
These loans may be subsidized (undergraduate students only) or unsubsidized depending on your need as determined by information on your FAFSA. The federal government will pay the interest on subsidized loans while you’re in school, for the first 6 months after you graduate or leave school, and any periods of deferment. Interest on unsubsidized loans will start accruing at the time of each disbursement.
For information on federal loan programs, please refer to Your Federal Student Loans. The Entrance Counseling gives you the borrower's rights and responsibilities. Your Master Promissory Note includes the terms and conditions of the loan.
Are you a first-time borrower or a borrower that does not have a Stafford loan balance? Read important information about the "150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit".
Is this your first loan at the University of Colorado Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus?
New loan borrowers must:
- Complete the online Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) at studentloans.gov.
- Select University of Colorado Denver, school code 004508, as your college.
- Retain a copy of your master promissory note. Make sure that you click the Submit button to send the MPN to Direct Loan Servicing.
- You will be assigned one of the Federal Loan Servicers. If you need to view your loan acccount or loan status, obtain repayment information or deferment/forbearance information, please contact your Servicer. You can locate your Servicer's contact information on the loan statement that they send you, or go to NSLDS.ed.gov.