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What is a subsidized loan?

A subsidized loan is awarded on the basis of financial need. The federal government pays, or subsidizes, the interest while you are attending school on at least half-time status. You will not be charged any interest on a subsidized loan until after leaving school, or during authorized periods of loan deferment. Once you leave school, you have a six month grace period before you begin repaying your loan.

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