Loan Repayment Information
Managing student loan repayment can be challenging. Recent changes to the Federal Direct Loan Program have complicated repayment for many borrowers, and it can be hard to keep track of all the loan programs, interest rates, repayment plans, and Web sites. The Office of Financial Aid is here to help current and former Juilliard students with debt management. We seek to ensure that students have access to the information they need to repay their loans as quickly and affordably as possible.
For Federal Loans, repayment begins after the six month grace period following a student graduating, withdrawing, or dropping below half-time enrollment. Some private loans also have a grace period similar to federal loans, but it varies by lender. It is important to review that information with your lender.
Managing Your Accounts
For servicer information on Perkins loans from another school, you should contact the school from which you borrowed the loan. Private educational loans from banks or credit unions will not appear as part of your borrowing history on NSLDS. For information about any private loans you borrowed, contact your lender or the school you attended when you borrowed the loan.
Direct Loan Consolidation is the process of consolidating multiple loans into one loan. This allows you to have one monthly payment instead of multiple payments. It may also give you access to additional repayment plans and forgiveness programs. To determine if Direct Loan Consolidation is right for you, visit the Federal Student Aid website.
Keep in Touch
At Juilliard, your relationship with the School does not end when you graduate. The Office of Financial Aid is always available to provide counseling to alumni. Make sure to keep your contact information updated with us which you can do online. If you have questions about your student loans, please contact the office (212) 799-5000, ext. 211, or [email protected].