Federal Direct Stafford Loans - Undergraduates

Middlebury College participates exclusively in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program, in which borrowers obtain loan funds directly from the U.S. Government.  Repayment on the Federal Direct Stafford loan begins six months after the student graduates or leaves college.  If you are an undergraduate applying for financial aid, the Federal Direct Stafford loan you are eligible to borrow will appear on Banner Web.

For important Direct Loan changes please review the 2013-14 Undergraduate Loan Terms form.

Maximum Undergraduate Subsidized Stafford Eligibility


First Year $3,500
Sophomore $4,500
Junior $5,500
Senior $5,500

All undergraduates are eligible to borrow an additional $2,000 unsubsidized loan.


To apply for a Direct Stafford loan go to - Stafford Loan Request Form

Required when applying for a Stafford loan

  • 2014-2015 FAFSA form.
  • The FAFSA form by itself is NOT an application for a Federal loan.
  • A Consortium Agreement if the student will be studying abroad at a Non-Middlebury program.

If you are borrowing a Federal Direct Stafford loan for the first time, you must also complete an E-MPN and Entrance Counseling