Trinity Valley Community College

Financial Aid
Jennifer Evilsizer
Director of Student Financial Aid

100 Cardinal Dr.
Athens, TX 75751

(903) 675-6233 - Office

Office Hours:
Fall/Spring Hours

8:00am to 4:30pm

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday (Closed Friday)

Types of Loans
Posted: 1/15/2015 2:51:58 PM

(DL) Subsidized Stafford Loan
The Subsidized Stafford Loan is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students on the basis of financial need determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The federal government provides the funds for this loan. The federal government pays the interest on this loan until you begin repayment. Repayment of this loan will begin six months after you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment (6 hours).

(DL) Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
The Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Program was created by the government to assure that all students, regardless of their income, would be able to obtain a student loan. The federal government does not pay the interest while you are in school. Interest will be charged from the time the loan is disbursed until it is repaid in full. If you decide to capitalize or defer the interest, it will be added to the principle amount of your loan and this will increase the amount you have to repay. If you choose the option of paying the interest as it accumulates, then you will pay less in the long run. Repayment of the interest and principle will begin six months after you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment (6 hours).

(DL) Parent (PLUS) Loans
The purpose of the Parent Plus Loan is to assist parents by providing a source of loan funds to help pay the cost of education for dependent undergraduate students. Parents may borrow up to the full cost of attendance less any other financial assistance the student receives. Parents must be able to pass a credit check or obtain a 'co-signer' who is able to pass the credit check. Both the parent and student must meet general eligibility requirements for federal financial assistance. Students must be enrolled at least 6 hours each semester to be eligible.