un·​sub·​si·​dized | \ˌən-ˈsəb-sə-ˌdīzd, -zə-\

Definition of unsubsidized 

: not aided or promoted with public money : not subsidized unsubsidized housing

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But unsubsidized enrollments fell by 1.3 million, or 20%. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Trump's own figures show that Obamacare is working well for the vast majority of enrollees," 3 July 2018 The plight of the unsubsidized Obamacare customer So the bottom line for subsidized customers is not so bad. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Obamacare premiums are going to go up in 2019. Here’s what you should know.," 15 June 2018 The rate for unsubsidized graduate student loans is 6.60% (up from 6.0%), while parent and graduate PLUS loan rates are 7.60% (previously at 7.0%). Anna Helhoski, latimes.com, "Student loan interest rates just went up again," 6 July 2018 The administration estimates that short-term plans may cost about one-third as much as unsubsidized comprehensive coverage. Robert Pear, New York Times, "Trump Moves to Relax Rules on Cheaper Health Insurance," 20 Feb. 2018 Subsidized loans do not accrue interest until the borrower enters the payback period; unsubsidized loans accrue interest from when they are originated. Josh Mitchell, WSJ, "Mike Meru Has $1 Million in Student Loans. How Did That Happen?," 25 May 2018 Lazard calculated the unsubsidized cost of wind power at 3 cents a kilowatt-hour, while natural gas and solar energy were a little more than 4 cents. Ivan Penn, New York Times, "It’s the No. 1 Power Source, but Natural Gas Faces Headwinds," 28 Mar. 2018 Undergraduate or graduate students can take out up to $20,500 in unsubsidized loans, where the borrower is responsible for all interest, even while the student is in school. Scott Travis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Worried about college costs? Plenty of aid available," 27 Apr. 2018 But the strategy was tougher on unsubsidized households, which would have to pay the higher premiums without any help. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "How Trump's Obamacare administrator is taking a hatchet to Obamacare," 17 Apr. 2018

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1756, in the meaning defined above

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