The Future

Saving For Education

What is a Direct Stafford Loan?

Direct Stafford Loans, from the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, are low-interest loans for eligible students to help defray the costs of undergraduate education at a four-year college or university, community college, or trade/career/technical school. Eligible students borrow the money directly from the U.S. Department of Education at all participating schools.


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