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Federal Stafford Loan

20 U.S.C. § 1071

Provides low-interest, variable-rate loans made by a lender such as a bank, credit union, savings and loan association and, sometimes, a school. Loans are insured by a guaranty agency and reinsured by the federal government. The federal government pays the interest while the student is in school and during certain grace and deferment periods. Both the FFEL and Direct Loan programs consist of what are generally known as Stafford Loans (for students) and PLUS Loans for parents and graduate and professional degree students.


Stafford Loans on Federal Student Aid page












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Links checked July 2nd, 2010, FJL.