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Graduate Financial Aid

» Federal Loans

Chapman University participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program where funding comes directly from the Federal Government. Federal loans provide the option to cover tuition and fees as well as living expenses associated with completing a graduate degree. Federal loans typically have better interest rates, and more flexible repayment options than private alternative loans.

Federal loan incentives include loan deferment, forbearance, or loan discharge in certain cases, and offer a variety of repayment plans. There is no penalty for early re-payment and loans are also eligible for loan consolidation.

Note: Students will be given the option to pay the interest on these loans while in school. Interest accrued while in school will be capitalized at the time of repayment, so any interest paid before repayment starts will lower the total amount of interest paid over the life of the loan.

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Federal Student Aid Website

The FAFSA, loan documents, loan repayment information and much more can now be found on the same website!

Visit to find general information, or log in to access personal aid information.  Chatbot Aiden is available to answer questions, and representatives are available by phone at 1-800-4-FED-AID.