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The first step to receive a Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized loan is to complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).
UTA will offer your maximum loan eligibility as part of your financial aid package, but you do not need to accept the entire amount. You can adjust the amount you want to accept on your MyMav account so you only borrow what you need.
In order for your student loans to disburse into your MyMav account, you must:
Some of the benefits of borrowing federal student loans include:
Before borrowing any student loans, it is important to understand your responsibilities as a borrower. Student loans are an investment in your future, but it is important to practice smart borrowing. We have resources available to help you with money management and student loan borrowing on our Loan Repayment page.
The federally calculated Cohort Default Rate for students who borrowed through the Federal Direct Loan program to attend UTA is 6.1%.
You can also watch the video below to learn more about student loans the responsible borrowing.