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HOW TO ACCEPT YOUR LOANS
  • Login to BU Brain (login instructions on webpage).
  • At the Main Menu, click on the Financial Aid tab. 
  • Select Award and appropriate aid year.
  • Go to Award Overview to VIEW and/or PRINT your award offer.

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FAFSA

Federal Nursing Loans

Students admitted to the Decker School of Nursing, and are registered for at least 6 credits, may be considered for a low interest, federally-funded Nursing Loan. Application for this type of financial aid is done by filling out and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and basic eligibility requirements must be met, as determined by the federal government.  The amount of this loan is based on financial need.

Accepting your loan

Once you have received and reviewed your award offer, you must log in to BU BRAIN at http://bubrain.binghamton.edu to accept or decline your loan. At the Main Menu, click on the Financial Aid tab. Select Award and appropriate aid year. Go to Award Overview to VIEW and/or PRINT your award offer.

Student Accounts will send email notification of your Promissory Note requirement after you accept the loan.

*The loan limits per academic year are:

Freshman: $3300
Sophomore: $3300
Junior: $5200
Senior: $5200
Graduate: $5200

Total aggregate loan limits: $17,000

*Amount of nursing loan offered is based on student eligibility and funding available.

There is a fixed interest rate of 5%.

Repayment begins nine months after the student leaves school. The repayment period may vary up to ten years depending on the amount borrowed.

Students can check amounts borrowed to date and repayment status. You will need your federally-assigned PIN to do so.

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Last Updated: 2/22/13