Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan
This loan is not based on financial need. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education.
Unsubsidized means you will be responsible for any interest accumulation during school
and after graduation.
You can learn more about these loans by visiting the Federal Student Aid website.
Stafford Unsubsidized Loan Information:
Dates to Remember
- Be enrolled at least half-time
- Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Be registered with the Selective Service (males only)
- Be a U.S. citizen, national, or eligible non-citizen
- Complete your FAFSA application before November 1
- Review and respond to your award proposal after January 1 for incoming students or
after May 1 for returning students
** Required only if Federal Stafford Loans are awarded as part of your financial aid.
As many families are new to student loans, we have provided a guide to assist you
with the application process. Please note that you must complete both the Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note to have a complete application status. All loan funds are provided from the government.
Illinois Wesleyan University receives no financial incentive or other benefits for
processing Federal Direct Loans.
Disbursements are made the second week of each semester. To ensure disbursement of
the loan, please complete the steps below:
Step 1: Accept the Direct Stafford Loan(s) online through your MyIWU account. (required each
Step 2: Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling (required for first time Direct Loan borrowers only)
Step 3: Complete Master Promissory Note (MPN) (required for first time Direct Loan borrowers only)
All graduating students who have had Federal Direct Loans disbursed to their account
at any time while attending IWU must complete the online Direct Loan Exit Counseling and attend an in-person exit session.
All students who take a leave of absence, withdraw from the University, or drop below
half time must complete the online Direct Loan Exit Counseling. All other exit material will be mailed to the home address on file with the University.
Sample Loan Repayment Schedule