• The Office of Student Financial Aid will stop processing loans for the 2023-2024 aid year on July 26, 2024.
  • Regulatory changes for all student loan recipients: If you are a first-time borrower on or after July 1, 2013, there is a limit on the maximum period of time you can receive Direct Subsidized Loans only. Click here for more information.
  • All Federal Loans borrowed will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system. (Title IV of Higher Education Act, 1965). For more information please visit:

Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans

Subsidized loan is a need-based loan and the interest is paid by the government while you are actively enrolled in school and for a six-month grace period. Unsubsidized loan is NOT a need-based program and the student is responsible for all interest accrued from the date of disbursement.

Federal Direct Plus Loans

Parents apply for a loan for their dependent child.

Private Loan Options

Private student loans are not part of the Federal student loan program and they do require a credit check. You may borrow your private loan from any lender you choose.

Default Management

Florida Southwestern State College has teamed up with Edamerica Services to help explain the student loan repayment process. For more information please visit:

To retrieve your loan information visit the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)