Federal Direct Loans
Federal Direct Stafford Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)
Atlanta Technical College participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program (Direct Loans). *Federal loans are borrowed funds that you must repay with interest. Federal student loans allow students and their parents to borrow money to help pay for college through loan programs supported by the federal government. They have low-interest rates and offer flexible repayment terms, benefits, and options.
Effective Fall 2016: *All Federal Direct Loans will be disbursed in (2) equal payments each semester for students who are registered in Term 1 and/or Term 2 courses. After the disbursement has occurred, Atlanta Technical College Fiscal Affairs Office has up to 14 business days to issue refunds.
Basic Eligibility Requirements:
- Must be enrolled in a Title IV eligible program. Click HERE for a list of eligible programs.
- Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester.
- Must accept Federal Direct Loan award(s) in BannerWeb. Click HERE for instructions on how to accept/decline loan awards.
- Must log onto www.studentaid.gov to complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling requirements.
Atlanta Technical College Cohort Default Rate
A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school’s borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meets other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.
Please see the Cohort Default Rate comparison below:
FY2017 National Cohort Default Rate: 9.7 Percent
FY2017 Atlanta Technical College Cohort Default Rate: 12.6 Percent
Spring 2021 Disbursement Schedule
All first-year, first-time undergraduate borrowers are required to wait 30 days after the first day of your enrollment period (semester, trimester, etc.) for your first disbursement (Refunds will be issued 14 business days after the disbursement date).
- Disbursement 1:
January 20, 2021
- Disbursement 2:
February 1, 2021
- First-year, First Time Borrowers:
February 4, 2021
Direct Subsidized Loans are for undergraduate students only effective July 1, 2012, with financial need. Students are not charged interest while enrolled at least half-time and during grace periods and deferment periods. After graduation, leave school or drop below half-time enrollment, students have a period of time before beginning repayment. This “grace period” will be six months for both loans.
As an undergraduate student, how much can I borrow each year?
What are the Interest rates for Federal Student loans?
The interest rate varies depending on the loan type and (for most types of federal student loans) the first disbursement date of the loan.
The table below provides interest rates for Direct Loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2020.
*Interest Rates for Direct Loans First Disbursed on or After July 1, 2020 and Origination Fees
*Loan Origination Fees for Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans (Effective October 1, 2020). Loans first disbursed prior to Oct. 1, 2020 have different loan fees. Please contact the Department of Education for additional information – Call: 800.433.3243.
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