Period Begin: July 1, 2018

Period End: June 30, 2019

Posted Date: June 6, 2018

Subject: Federal Stafford, Federal PLUS, Federal SLS, and Federal Consolidation Interest Rate Calculations for the Period July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

The attached charts show the variable interest rates applicable to the Federal Stafford, Federal SLS, Federal PLUS, and Federal Consolidation loan programs for the period July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. Interest rates for variable-rate loans under these programs are determined annually, and are based on the following:

  • Stafford Loans – based on the bond equivalent rate of 91-day Treasury Bills auctioned at the final auction held before June 1st of each year. The bond equivalent rate for 91-day Treasury Bills auctioned on May 29, 2018 is 1.93 percent.

  • PLUS/SLS Loans – based on either the bond equivalent rate of 91-day Treasury Bills auctioned at the final auction held before June 1st of each year, or the weekly average of the one-year constant maturity Treasury yield as published for the last calendar week ending on or before June 26th of each year. The bond equivalent rate for 91-day Treasury Bills auctioned on May 29, 2018, is 1.93 percent. NOTE: The weekly average of the one-year constant maturity Treasury yield for the last calendar week ending on or before June 26th will not be available until the end of June, at which time this memo will be updated and reissued.

  • Consolidation Loans – for which the loan application was received by an eligible lender on or after 11/13/97 but prior to 10/1/98 are based on the bond equivalent rate of 91-day Treasury Bills auctioned at the final auction held before June 1st of each year, or 1.93 percent. For the HEAL portion of consolidation loans for which the loan application was received by an eligible lender on or after 11/13/97, the rate is based on the average of the bond equivalent rates of the 91-day Treasury Bills auctioned for the quarter ending June 30th of each year. NOTE: The average of the bond equivalent rates of the 91-day Treasury Bills auctioned for the quarter ending June 30th will not be available until the end of June, at which time this memo will be updated and reissued.

These rates do not affect Federal Stafford or Federal PLUS loans made on or after July 1, 2006 that are subject to fixed-rates.

Accounting Operations Division
Finance Office

Attachments/Enclosures:

Federal Stafford, Federal PLUS, Federal SLS, and Federal Consolidation Interest Rate Calculations for the Period July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 in PDF Format, 104KB, 9 Pages

   

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