Are there specific schools that accept Stafford Loans?

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  • Fixed interest rate - as low as 4.66%
  • No payments while in school at least half-time

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Yes. The Stafford Loan is part of the Federal Direct Loan Program run by the Department of Education. Not all schools participate in the Federal Student Aid Program, so it's important to find out whether or not your school does.

To determine if your school participates in the Federal Student Aid Program, visit to search for your school.

The majority of U.S. schools, as well as some foreign institutions, do offer federal aid in some form, whether loans or grants. If your school does not participate, then you will not be able to borrow the Stafford loan. To find out what is available at your institution, contact your school's financial aid office.

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