For 2013/14 Year 3 under-grad I received and accepted 5,500 subsidized stafford loan but my understanding is i could also receive 2,000 unsubsidized for a total of 7,500 but I have not been offered the additional $2,000. Please advise
This is true if you are a third year or beyond. The amount awarded does depend on need as determined by your school's financial aid office. If you're in need of the extra $2,000, you should make an appointment to speak with someone in the financial aid office. They may be able to adjust your award or explain why you were awarded only $5,500 in subsidized loans.