Federal Direct Loans

Once you have filed your FAFSA-Free Application Federal Student Aid, your eligibility for Federal Direct student/parent loans will be determined. Your financial aid award notification will state your eligibility amounts. If you decide that you wish to take part in the Federal Direct loan program, there are 3 simple steps to complete. If you do not apply online, you will want to have your award handy to refer to for loan eligibility amounts. The steps for all Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS, Graduate PLUS, and Perkins) are the same. However, the Perkins loans do have separate request forms (pdf only) and promissory notes, so take special care to complete the correct form for your particular loan.

Note: Students who are graduating and/or leaving Andrews University or dropping below half-time enrollment will need to complete Step 4 to receive graduation and diploma clearance.

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Note: If you chose to submit paper request forms for loans, you will need to allow for extra processing time. Please read the forms carefully and fill in all necessary blanks.  Incomplete forms will not be processed. Select from the following fillable PDF forms:

After you have requested your loan, visit the Loan Entrance Counseling website and answer a few simple questions regarding your rights and responsibilities as a borrower.  Parent and Graduate PLUS borrowers are required to complete PLUS loan counseling when an appeal is requested or an endorser is sought.  Once completed, the results will be electronically sent to our department.  Typically, these results will reach us on the next business day.  Please allow sufficient processing time.

This is the electronic equivalent of endorsing your loan. Without a master promissory note on file, your loan application is incomplete and you cannot count this loan as accepted aid and your loan will not disburse. The master promissory note is good for ten years except for PLUS loans that have an endorser.  Every endorsed loan requires a separate MPN.  To sign, simply click on the embedded link found below.

Graduating students: Loan exit counseling is a part of the clearance process for graduation. You will receive an email and a information packet from our office regarding your loans 2-3 weeks before graduation. You will need to complete exit counseling for any and all federal loans you have taken while at Andrews before you can be cleared for graduation tickets and diploma/transcript release.

Part-time students: Any student dropping below half-time enrollment for any reason will need to complete exit counseling for any and all federal loans taken while at Andrews. There is a 6 month grace period for federal loan repayment which will begin when enrollment drops below half-time. This could also occur if you take a semester off or transfer to another school. Contact your financial advisor for more information.

Notice for federal student loan borrowers: If you have received or are planning to receive federal student loans, please be aware that you have the right to cancel all or a portion of your loan disbursements. However, you must act within 30 days of your loan disbursement. Contact your financial advisor if you need more information.

Federal Direct Loan Servicing Center @ 1.800.848.0979

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