Loans

Students may consider borrowing money to pay for their education. Loans are a type of aid that must be repaid, therefore, they should be considered after exploring scholarship and grant opportunities.

Types of Loans

Direct Subsidized Loan

Fixed-Interest loans available to student borrowers. Interest is paid by the government while the student continues to be enrolled at least half-time. Payments are deferred until 6 months after graduation or withdrawal below half-time status. 4.29% fixed interest rate is given for loans disbursed after July 1, 2015.

Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Fixed-interest loans available to student borrowers. Interest accrues while the student is enrolled. Payments are deferred until 6 months after graduation or withdrawal below half-time status. 4.29% fixed interest rate.

First-time applicants for Federal Direct Loans must complete sign a Master Promissory Note before loans will be disbursed.

Parent PLUS Loan

Fixed-interest loan available to parents of dependent students. PLUS loan is credit-based loan and requires a separate application and Master Promissory Note completed by the parent. Payments can be deferred while the student is enrolled at least half-time. (If a parent is not eligible for the PLUS loan, the student becomes eligible for an additional $4,000 in their Direct Unsubsidized Loan.) 6.84% fixed interest rate.

Private Educational Loan

Variable Interest rate loans available to student borrows. These loans are credit-based and typically require a credit worthy co-signer. Please talk with the Financial Aid Office before applying for a private loan.

Requirements for Loans

  • Minimum half-time enrollment
  • Subsidized loan based on financial need
  • Sign a Master Promissory Note
  • Complete Entrance Counseling

Direct Loan Amounts

  Additional unsubsidized loan
Grade Level Base Direct Loans Dependent Undergrads
Unsubsidized loans
Independent Undergrads
Unsubsidized loans
Freshman (0-27 units)
Sophomore (28-59 units)
Junior (60-89 units)
Senior (90+ units)
$3500
$4500
$5500
$5500
$2000
$2000
$2000
$2000
$6000
$6000
$7000
$7000

Office of Financial Aid

Arizona Christian University
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

  Phone:
(602) 489-5300

  Email:
[email protected]
arizonachristian.edu

Quick Links

Complete the FAFSA
Entrance counseling
Master Promissory Note
Parent PLUS loan
ACU Honors Scholarships
Log into MyACU
Schedule for 2019-2020
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