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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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 This brings us to the subsidized versus unsubsidized problem. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Why Obamacare can fail and succeed at the same time," 6 Apr. 2018 In Idaho, unsubsidized customers have dwindled each year since its marketplace first opened in 2014, from 80,000 to about 55,000 a year ago, according to statewide figures supplied by Blue Cross of Idaho. Amy Goldstein, Washington Post, "Idaho tests the bounds of skirting Affordable Care Act insurance rules," 27 Feb. 2018

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1756, in the meaning defined above

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