Loan information will be submitted to the National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS) and will be accessible to students, guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. Students can access their loan history online at www.studentaid.gov/h/manage-loans.
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
The Department of Education offers Federal Direct Subsidized Loans to students enrolled at least half-time (minimum six credit hours) who demonstrate financial need. Students may borrow up to $3,500 per academic year as a freshman (less than 24 credit hours earned) and $4,500 per academic year as a sophomore (24 or more credit hours earned). The federal government pays the interest while the student is in school at least half time, during the six-month grace period and during all deferment periods for the Federal Direct Subsidized Loan.
To apply for the Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and complete the Request for Loan section on the Kellogg Community College Financial Aid Certification and Loan Application form.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
These are low interest loans made by the Department of Education which allow students to borrow who are not eligible or have reduced eligibility for a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan. The maximum amount a student can borrow is the same as the Federal Direct Subsidized Loan. Independent students may borrow up to an additional $6,000, depending on eligibility. Dependent students can borrow up to an additional $2,000, depending on eligibility. The interest rate for the Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans is the same. The federal government does not pay the interest for the student receiving a Federal Unsubsidized Loan. Students are responsible for paying the interest on the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan while they are in school, during the six-month grace period and during all periods of deferment.
To apply for a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, students must first submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can then submit a Loan Request form provided by the Financial Aid Office. Loan Request forms can be retrieved in the Bruin Portal Financial Aid system or on the Financial Aid web page under the Student Forms and Documents section. Visit www.studentaid.gov for more information about loan types.
Federal Direct Plus Loans for undergraduate students
These are government loans made to parents of dependent students who do not have an adverse credit history. Maximum loan amounts cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance (COA) minus other financial aid. The interest rate on the Federal Direct Plus Loan is a variable rate not to exceed 9%. Payment begins 30 days after the first disbursement.
To apply for a Federal Direct Plus Loan, parents need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Federal Direct Parent Loan application. Forms are available in the Kellogg Community College Financial Aid office or in the Student Forms section of this website.
Loan Entrance Counseling, Master Promissory Note, & Annual Loan Acknowledgments
**IMPORTANT – Students must complete an Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment each year you accept a new federal student loan. Those who are First-time loan borrowers are required to complete Entrance Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) in order for loan funds to be disbursed. Both the Loan Entrance Counseling and MPN processes are completed online at www.studentaid.gov **