Student Loans

The Office of Student Financial Services is responsible for processing and servicing all student loan programs; educating students about their loan rights and responsibilities; ensuring compliance with government and university policy and regulations relating to these programs and overall internal and external customer service.

For assistance with obtaining a loan, please contact your assigned financial aid counselor. For assistance with completion of entrance counseling and/or promissory notes, please contact Student Financial Services at 781-736-3700 or

Federal Direct Stafford Loans are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled at least half-time in a degree program and who demonstrate need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Loan capital is supplied directly by the federal government, which also serves as the guarantor.

There are two different forms of this loan: the Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan and the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan.

The PLUS Loan for Parents or Graduate Students is a federal loan that allows parents and graduate students to borrow up to their total cost of education less any financial aid received.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Institutions are required to inform prospective student and parent borrowers that federal loans will be submitted to the National Student Loan data System (NSLDS) and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.

In addition, all student and parent borrowers can access their federal loan history on the NSLDS borrower site.  Click on View Your Loan Information and login to that site to find information on your loan history, interest rates and contact information for your lenders.