The "current prevailing student loan interest rate" can be found on a variety of websites. 2018 – 2019 FFELP Interest Rates – MOHELA – A 8/10% loan made on/after 7/23/92 to a borrower with an outstanding FFELP loan in repayment 49 months or more and entitled to a variable interest rate. 3.10% 10.00%
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The following table provides interest rates for Direct Loans and Federal Family Education loan (ffel) program loans 1 first disbursed on or after July 1, 2006, and before July 1, 2019. Perkins Loans (regardless of the first disbursement date) have a fixed interest rate of 5%.