Lifetime limits

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Lifetime limits

Postby Mamatracy2004 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:59 pm

My daughter is finished with her Bachelor's and is going to start a graduate program. I know the limits are different. She was a dependent student for her Bachelors, but will now be an independent student as she starts her graduate program. My question... is she limited by her life limits as a dependent student or is there some middle ground that kicks into gear so she can afford her graduate program?
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Re: Lifetime limits

Postby Aid Whiz » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:16 pm

There are lifetime Stafford loan limits for both undergraduate and graduate programs. For graduate students, the lifetime limit is $138,500.

Her undergraduate loans do count towards this limit, so she would be eligible for $138,500 minus her outstanding amount.
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