A loan is money you borrow and must pay back with interest.

Federal Student Loan Programs

A federal student loan allows students and their parents to borrow money to help pay for college through loan programs supported by the federal government.

Loans made by the federal government, called federal student loans, usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment options than loans from banks or other private sources.

Types of Federal Student Loans

Federal Direct Loans
2017-2018 Federal Direct Stafford Loan The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program is the largest federal student loan program. Under this program, the U.S. Department of Education is your lender.
2017-2018 Federal Direct PLUS Stafford Loan

Private Loans- Miami Dade College certifies private loans for International Students, or students in "high cost" educational programs (i.e. Aviation-Pilot Technology, Physician Assistant, etc.).