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The Office of Student Financial Aid is committed to advising students to borrow wisely so that defaults are kept to a minimum. Default impairs the borrower's credit worthiness and the university's access to low-cost loan funds.

We recommend that borrowing be limited to essential educational expenses. Since loans are a receive-now, pay-later form of aid, it is easy to overlook how much repayment will cost. Accurately projecting your earning potential and total repayment obligation is an essential component of wise debt management. To assist you in making this projection information is provided on average borrowing and starting salaries Marquette law and dental students can expect upon graduation. Graduate students' loan and salary information is not included since the variance between programs is so great.

Class of 2013 Average Loans Borrowed Average Salary
Law $ 134,533 $ 82,408 *
Dental $ 219,565 $ 193,640 **

* Source: Employment for the Class of 2013, Selected Findings, National Association for Law Placement (NALP).
** 2012 Average net income for Independent General Dental Practitioners less than five years after graduation. Source: ADA, 2013 Survey of Dental Graduates.

Repayment scenarios

The interest information below is general. Important factors such as capitalization, forbearance and deferment have not been included. Our purpose is to help you become aware of the need to plan carefully in view of the costs associated with student loans. For detailed information and debt management counseling, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Repayment*** on $134,533:

  • 8 percent for 10 years would be $1,632 per month. Total interest paid would be $61,303.
  • 8 percent for 20 years would be $1,125 per month. Total interest paid would be $135,413.

Repayment*** on $219,565:

  • 8 percent for 10 years would be $2,664 per month. Total interest paid would be $100,106.
  • 8 percent for 20 years would be $1,837 per month. Total interest paid would be $221,202.

*** Other repayment plans and calculators available at Student Aid on the Web.

The American Dental Association also offers some guidance on issues such as Financial Planning, Managing Student Finances, and Loan Repayment.

 

 

OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

The Office of Student Financial Aid provides undergraduate and graduate students with resources about types of financial aid and student employment.



FAFSA School Code: 003863

Questions or for more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid