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Federal Direct Loan Instructions

After you complete the Federal Direct Loan process you must fill out the Federal Direct Loan Permission to Borrow to inform GLCC of the amount you intend to borrow.

Annual Federal Direct Loan limits:

All Qualified Students: All qualified independent & qualifying dependent students

Subsidized or Unsubsidized* Additional Unsubsidized**   Unsubsidized**
$3,500 $2,000 Freshmen may borrow $4,000
$4,500 $2,000 Sophomores may borrow $4,000
$5,500 $2,000 Jr. & Seniors may borrow $5,000

Please feel free to call Tedd Kees at 517-321-0242 ext. 227 with any questions concerning education loans.


Student Educational Loans are to be used for Tuition and Fees, gas and transportation (not buying a car), textbooks, school supplies, computers, and living expenses, as explained in the Entrance Counseling.

Your EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) determines whether your Direct loan is subsidized or unsubsidized.

*Subsidized loans – The government pays the interest until the loan goes into repayment
** Unsubsidized loans accrue interest from the date of disbursement

Instructions to apply ON-LINE Student Direct Loan & PLUS (Parent) Loan

Every NEW student who wishes to use a Federal Student Loan or Parent PLUS Loan to help pay their billing must apply with the Federal Government Direct Loan Program. 


Before you begin: Collect these items to help move quickly through the application.
1. Your Federal FAFSA Pin number.
2. Your personal information; social security number, driver’s license number
3. Reference information; 2 references are required for the loan application, they can be your parent(s), grandparent, family member, minister or friend. The references must live at different addresses. You need complete address & phone number for each.

You can fill out the application without a completed FAFSA but no federal aid, including student loans, will be granted until the FAFSA is completed.

No FAFSA is required for the use of Parent PLUS Loans. 
For Parent PLUS Loan – Parent Pin Number


Go to www.studentloans.gov.

New Student Direct Loan Borrowers:

Sign in with your Pin number.
Go to Counseling, select Complete Entrance Counseling Master Promissory Note.
On the option listing chose Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans.
The Federal Department of Education works at making sure you receive more than enough information about Student Loans. Please patiently read through all the information and follow all of the directions. You will be lead through a testing program giving you regulations and restrictions on Federal Loans. You’ll be required to answer questions on that information, insuring that you understand the loan process.

Return Student Direct Loan Borrowers:

You must complete this form with the amount you wish to borrow and the time frame you plan to use it in.

New Parent PLUS Loan Borrowers:

You must use YOUR Parent Pin Number from the FAFSA! (Not your student's)
Parent must sign in using parent PIN number from FAFSA, the student’s PIN is also needed as part of the application process to link parent to child.
Under PLUS Loan Process select Request PLUS loan and then return to this page again and select Complete MPN. Both actions are required to complete your PLUS loan application.
Because a PLUS loan requires a credit check that is only valid for 90 days, please wait until July 1 to begin the loan process.

Return Parent PLUS Loan Borrowers:

You must use YOUR Parent Pin Number from the FAFSA! (Not your student's)
Parent must sign in using parent PIN number from FAFSA, the student’s PIN is also needed as part of the application process to link parent to child.
Under PLUS Loan Process select Request PLUS loan. Because a PLUS loan requires a credit check that is only valid for 90 days, please wait until July 1 to begin the loan process.


Please feel free to call with questions: 517-321-0242 ext. 227 for Tedd Kees or ext. 252 for Cindy St. Louis.