Federal School Code
Federal loans in standard repayment last up to 10 years with several payment plan options available. Visit the Federal Student Aid repayment options website for detailed descriptions of each plan. Monthly loan payment amounts will depend on the amount of accumulated debt and the duration of repayment. The federal loans are usually eligible for loan consolidation.
To view your loan history including amounts, dates, status and lender, visit the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
After students graduate, leave school or drop below half-time enrollment, there is a period of time before students have to begin repaying their loans call the “grace period.” After the grace period expires, loan payment begins.
- Federal Stafford Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans: Six months
- Federal Perkins Loans: Nine months
Parent/Graduate PLUS Loans
- Borrowing for full academic year: 60 days after first day of spring semester
- Borrowing for a single semester: 60 days after first day of the semester
Warning on Loan Default
It is extremely important to make all payments on time. Failure to make loan payments without special arrangements with your lender or the Department of Education will result in default.
If you default, it means you have failed to make payments on your student loan according to the terms of your Master Promissory Note, which is a binding legal document. At this point, your school, the financial institution that administers your loan(s), your loan guarantor and the federal government can all take action to recover the money you owe.
Consequences of default
- National credit bureaus can be notified of your default, which will harm your credit rating and make it harder to buy a car, house or other large purchases that take credit score/history into account.
- You would be ineligible for additional federal student aid if you decided to return to school.
- Loan payments can automatically be withheld from your paycheck.
- State and federal income tax refunds can be withheld and applied toward the amount you owe.
- You will be subject to late fees and collection costs on top the debt you already owe.
- You can be sued.
Hours and Location
Dempsey Hall, Room 104
Walk-In Hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Financial Aid Office
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901