FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN SERVICING -- Complete your ENTRANCE COUNSELING & SIGN YOUR MPN (Master Promissory Note) CLICK HERE!
DEADLINE to complete your financial aid file and submit Loan documents for Spring 2015 is April 17, 2015. (Students who miss this deadline will be considered for spring loan).
ALL students wanting a Direct Student Loan are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to complete a Responsible Borrowing Workshop.
Federal Direct Subsidized Loan - Low interest educational loan offered by the federal government and awarded on the basis of need. The federal government pays the interest while the student is enrolled at least half-time. Repayment begins six months after graduation or when the student drops below half-time enrollment. The federal government withholds an origination fee of 1.072%.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan - Low interest educational loan offered by the federal government and not awarded on the basis of need. The borrower is responsible for all interest, which occurs during any enrollment, grace, deferment, or forbearance period. You can choose to pay the interest or allow it to accumulate. If you allow it to acculumlate, it will be "capitalized" meaning it will be added to the principal amount of your loan and will increase the amount you have to repay. Repayment begins six months after graduation or when the student drops below half-time enrollment. Students whose income is too high to qualify for a Pell Grant or Subsidized Stafford Loan may be eligible for a Stafford Unsubsidized Loan. The federal government withholds an origination fee of 1.072%.
Federal Direct PLUS (Parent) Loan - (For parents of dependent students) From the StudentLoans.gov home page, click on the "Sign In" button located in the "Manage My Direct Loans" box. The Sign In page will appear. Once signed in, click on the "Direct PLUS Loan Requests" option located under the "My Loan Documents" heading on the left menu bar. The "Direct PLUS Loan Requests" page will appear. Please contact the Financial Aid Office once you have completed this process.
For additional student loan information please visit More Information About Student Loans.
Alternative Private Educational Loans-money which is borrowed from a bank. Terms are negotiable. The rates are often much higher and this loan often requires a co-signer. Even though these are not federally subsidized, the financial aid office is often required to confirm eligibility. If we confirm eligibility, the loan amount cannot exceed your cost of attendance at Mendocino College. Please talk to your financial aid technician before taking out one of these loans. Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification Form
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Created: February 28, 1997 @ 12:00 AM
Last Modified: February 25, 2015 @ 04:37 PM