How to Apply for a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Requesting Your 2024-25 Loan (Fall ‘24, Spring ‘25 & Summer ‘25):

Step 1: File the 24-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Step 2: Visit our Application Page*.

Step 3: Complete the Graduate Unsubsidized Loan Request Form

Details to keep in mind when completing your loan request:

  • The number of credits for which you plan to enroll helps determine your budget and loan eligibility.
  • Please allow three weeks for the processing of your loan request. 
  • The University may decrease your loan amount if your actual enrollment is fewer credits than the number you reported on your loan request. 
  • If you choose a loan period that includes more than one term, your total loan amount will be spread evenly across the number of terms you choose
  • If you would like to make any changes to your request, email us at [email protected] from your Fordham Email Address.
    • Recommended Subject Line "Federal Unsubsidized Loan Request Adjustment"
    • Recommended Body: "Please (increase/decrease) my Federal Unsubsidized Loan by ($XX) for the (fall semester/spring semester/academic year)"