For most students the maximum number of weeks of assistance (which includes period of interest-free status), is 340. There are two exceptions:
- The maximum is 520 weeks for borrowers who were issued loans prior to August 1, 1995, or who are permanently disabled.
- The maximum is 400 weeks for borrowers enrolled in doctoral studies.
- Student Assistance programs will fund, at the undergraduate level, two degrees and one diploma, or one degree and two diplomas.
- For graduate/professional students, only one degree at each level will be funded.