Direct Subsidized Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate students through the federal Pell Grant program. A student can apply for one of these loans from the US Department of Education’s Direct Loan Service by following the application instructions on the website. The loans are available to students with both in-state and out-of-state tuition. When a student with a Pell Grant comes to borrow, the amount of the loan and the duration of the loan are based on the highest amount that the student’s parents or parents have borrowed to be their student’s parent.

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What is a Subsidized Family Education Loan Program?
The Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) was created in 1975 as part of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. It was created to provide loan support for the children of those individuals whose income is low, low-income, or of limited means. As a result, the FFELP serves individuals and their families who have limited opportunities for career development, income, or financial stability, in part because of the lack of appropriate job training or work experience, and to give them the economic opportunity to provide for their families.

Subsidized FFELP loans are made available for students from families with an income below the maximum amount for a family of four. The maximum income is generally set by the state; have a look here. Students whose families do not meet the income cap will be considered low-income and will be ineligible for a Subsidized FFELP loan. Students in the FFELP program must be graduate or professional students at an accredited college, university, technical school, or other higher education institution. There is no qualifying income requirement for students in the FFELP program, nor are there limits on the types of graduate or professional degrees that may be earned at an accredited institution.

Subsidized FFELP loans are also available for lower income students to attend schools of higher education located in the State in which the student resides. If you’d like more information, we suggest visiting websites like the one at

How does a student in the FFELP program repay the loan?
Students with Subsidized FFELP loans in repayment are required to make regular payments, based on a variable interest rate, for the term of the loan. This means that the interest rate may increase as loan repayments increase or decrease. When a student takes on any kind of government loan, he or she must be aware of the risks involved. It is always a good idea to consider whether the money you have available is sufficient to cover the expense of any education program you may choose to pursue.

How can I get my FFELP loan disbursed?

Once you have been approved for a Subsidized FFELP loan, your loan becomes part of the Direct Loan Program’s lending system. When a student in the FFELP program receives a Direct Loan from the Direct Loan Service, the loan will be discharged into the Direct Loan Program as soon as the student makes an appointment with the US Department of Education’s Direct Loan Service (DLS).