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Office of Student Financial Assistance


A loan is a form of financial aid that needs to be repaid. There are several types of loans with different terms, conditions, and interest rates.

Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

Subsidized and unsubsidized loans from the U.S. Department of Education for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

Unsubsidized loan from the U.S. Department of Education for the parents of undergraduate students.

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

Unsubsidized loan from the U.S. Department of Education for graduate and professional students.

Federal Perkins Loan

Perkins Loan Information for undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional financial need.

Exit Interview for Perkins loan recipients leaving or graduating from Kansas State University.

Private loans

If students have exhausted all federal, state, and institutional forms of financial aid eligibility, but are still in need of additional financial resources to help meet their educational costs, then a private loan may represent a viable option. 

Student loan repayment

Student Loan Repayment estimator, payment plans, and frequently asked questions.



All Federal Direct Loan information is submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions that are determined to be authorized users of the NSLDS. Students may sign into NSLDS to see their loan information.