Information students should consider before borrowing student loans.
The Federal Direct Loan is a student loan provided by the US Department of Education and administered by Iowa State University.
The Federal Direct PLUS Loan is available for parents of a dependent student to cover educational costs not already covered by the student’s financial aid package.
The Federal Perkins Loan was a student loan administered by Iowa State University and drawn from a pool of limited federal funds. This program has now been closed by the Department of Education starting with the 2018-19 FAFSA year.
The Federal Health and Professions Loan is a student loan available to students enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
The Federal Direct Graduate and Veterinary Medicine PLUS Loan is open to Graduate and Professional Students (including Veterinary Medicine).
Private loans are offered by private lenders with no federal forms to complete. Eligibility for private student loans often depends on the applicant’s credit score.
A number of features and services are available to provide assistance managing your loans.