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Common Terms Used in Student Loan Programs

Repayment: The repayment on direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans begins automatically six months after you drop below half-time attendance. Repayment on Parent Plus loans begins 60 days after the funds are fully disbursed, unless a deferment is granted.

Interest Rate: Federal Direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans disbursed after July 1, 2014 have a current interest rate of 4.66% through June 30, 2015.

Master Promissory Note (MPN): The MPN is mandated by federal regulations. You will have to complete an online promissory note only one time (in most cases). After you complete the new MPN, it will then be in effect for future loans requested at Drury University.

Eligibility Criteria: Students who are admitted to an eligible school as at least half-time students. Citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., or a permanent resident of an eligible trust territory. Students not currently in default, or who do not owe a refund on any Title IV Program: Federal Pell, SEOG, CWS, Subsidized Direct, Unsubsidized Direct, SLS, PLUS, or Consolidation Loan. Students who are maintaining satisfactory academic progress. Students who have satisfied all Selective Service Act requirements.

2014-2015 Direct Loan Program Annual Maximums (include both sub and unsub loans):

Dependent Undergraduate Subsidized Total (Subsidized & Unsubsidized)
Freshman (0-29 hrs) $3,500 $5,500
Sophomore (30-59 hrs) $4,500 $6,500
Junior (60-89 hrs) $5,500 $7,500
Senior (90-124 hrs) $5,500 $7,500

Independent Undergraduate* Subsidized Independent
Freshman (0-29 hrs) $3,500 $9,500
Sophomore (30-59 hrs) $4,500 $10,500
Junior (60-89 hrs) $5,500 $12,500
Senior (90-124 hrs) $5,500 $12,500
Post Baccalaureate $5,500 $12,500
Graduates Not Available $20,500

Aggregate Limits:

Subsidized Total (Subsidized & Unsubsidized)
Dependent Students $23,000 $31,000
Independent Student (Includes Dependent students whose parents are unable to borrow under the PLUS program) $23,000 $57,500
Graduate Students $65,500 $138,500

*Includes Dependent Students whose parents are denied a loan under the Parent PLUS program.

Disbursements: Loan funds are disbursed after the drop/add period. Please note the items listed below that may affect the delivery of funds to your student account and any credit balance refund.

Verification: The Federal Processing Center selects and flags a certain number of FAFSAs for verification. If you are selected, you will be required to complete and submit additional forms to the Financial Aid Office before funds can be released to your Drury student account.

Entrance Counseling: All first-time borrowers at Drury University are required to participate in entrance interview counseling prior to loan disbursement. The website is www.studentloans.gov.

Book vouchers: Vouchers are issued by the Financial Services Office (Business Office) only when guaranteed loans and other aid are greater than student charges.

Credit Balance Refund:
IF your Drury University account reflects a credit balance:

  1. Your refund will be calculated the week after a credit balance occurs.
  2. Drury University will notify Higher One of the amount of refund you are entitled to receive as follows:
    • Please remember that refund checks will not be distributed from the main campus anymore. Instead, refunds will be distributed from Higher One according to the refund preference you selected.
    • Please visit www.drurypanthercard.com if you have forgotten which method you selected.

Previous Borrowers: You may obtain information regarding your student loans via the internet at www.nslds.ed.gov. You must have a federal PIN (used on FAFSA) to access your loan data. To get a PIN, visit the website at www.pin.ed.gov. For assistance, call (800) 4-FED-AID (800 433-3243). A student cannot get a PIN over the phone.