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AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION – STUDENT LOAN & FINANCIAL AID:

If you apply for financial aid, you may be offered loans as per the discretion of the management committee. Furthermore the American Higher Education Commission offers interest free re-payment facility to international students.

Student loans are issued from the federal government, from private sources such as a bank or financial entities. Student Loans made by the federal government, usually have more benefits than loans from banks or other private institutions.

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TYPES OF STUDENT LOANS OFFERED BY THE AHEC:

General Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need to help cover the costs of higher education.

Special Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, but eligibility is not based on financial need but it may vary from nationality to nationality or the profile of the student.

Direct Loans are loans made to graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students to help them pay for their educational fees not covered by other financial aid. Eligibility is not based on financial need, Borrowers who have a good educational history must meet additional requirements of the American Higher Education Commission to qualify.

FINANCIAL AID & LOAN LIMIT:

It depends on whether you’re an undergraduate student, a graduate or professional student, or a parent.

If you are an undergraduate student, the maximum amount you can borrow per annum in General Loans and Special Loans ranges from $4,500 to $9,500 per year, depending on committee’s decision.

If you are a graduate or professional student, you can borrow up to $8,500 each year in general loans. Direct Loans can also be used, as determined by your university, not covered by other financial aid.

The committee can also provide additional limit for exceptional cases to international students.

BENEFITS:

American Higher Education Commissions student loans are an investment in your future. There should not be any hesitation in taking out federal student loans.

American Higher Education Commissions student loans offers many benefits compared to other options you may consider when paying for the university:

  • The loan as absolutely free of any sorts of interest.
  • Easy processing of the loan, makes it accessible for all.
  • Outstanding re-payment installment planned designed for working adults and students with low income.
  • Based upon a good academic progress the American Higher Education Commission on behalf of the government issues further leniency and reduces the balance amount of your loan.
  • American Higher Education Commission offers flexible repayment plans along with one-time loan settlements in exceptional cases through a governmental approval.
  • If you earn a job in the United States of America, you may be eligible to have a portion of your loans forgiven if you meet certain conditions.
APPLICATION FOR STUDENT LOAN AND FINANCIAL AID:

To apply for a student loan, you must first complete and submit an American Higher Education Commission registration form along with a letter requesting a loan. Based on the verdict from the management committee after evaluating your documents, your university will send you a financial aid offer, which may include student loans. Your university will guide you how to accept all or a part of the loan offered.

Before you receiving the loan funds, you will be required to

  • complete the requirements that the American Higher Education Commission will send your university.
  • sign an official promissory note agreeing to the terms and conditions of the loan.

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