Financial Aid

Federal Direct Stafford Loan


General Requirements

Once you are awarded a Federal Direct Student Loan, you must fulfill certain conditions before loan funds can be credited to your account. All first time Stafford Loan borrowers with Siena Heights University must complete three loan steps prior to their loan being certified and disbursed.

1. Entrance Counseling
2. MPN
3. Accept your student loan eligibility via MySiena

 

The first two steps should be completed at www.studentloans.gov Student borrowers will log in using their social security number, first two characters of their last name, date of birth and their assigned Federal PIN number.

If you do not already have a Federal Student Aid PIN or if you are unable to remember your current PIN you can request a new or duplicate one at www.PIN.ed.gov.

MySiena Steps                                    

  1. Login to MySiena
  2. Click Financial Aid Summary under the Paying for College Heading
  3. Click Financial Aid Awards
  4. Click Accept/Decline Aid
  5. Make decisions on each Stafford Loan Award and click Next
  6. Review decisions and click Submit

Students will need to login using the user name and password provided by the Computer Services and Systems Department. If you need assistance in logging in you may contact the helpdesk at 517-264-7655 or 800-521-0009 ext. 7655.

Paper MPN Available

We prefer you complete your MPN on-line to reduce errors and processing time, but if you want a paper version, you can request one from the Office of Student Financial Services.

Annual Loan Limits - Stafford Loan

Dependent Students (whose parents were not denied a PLUS loan) Combined Base Limit for Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans Additional Limit for Unsubsidized Loans Total Limit for Unsubsidized Loans (minus subsidized amounts)
First-Year Undergraduate (Freshman) 0-23 credit hours completed $3,500 $2,000 $5,500
Second-Year Undergraduate (Sophomore) 24-55 credit hours completed $4,500 $2,000 $6,500
Third-Year and Beyond Undergraduate (Junior, Senior) 56+ credit hours completed $5,500 $2,000 $7,500
       
Independent Students
(and dependent students whose parents were denied a PLUS loan)
Combined Base Limit for Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans Additional Limit for Unsubsidized Loans Total Limit for Unsubsidized Loans (minus subsidized amounts)
First-Year Undergraduate (Freshman) 0-23 credit hours completed $3,500 $6,000 $9,500
Second-Year Undergraduate (Sophomore) 24-55 credit hours completed $4,500 $6,000 $10,500
Third-Year and Beyond Undergraduate (Junior, Senior) 56+ credit hours completed $5,500 $7,000 $12,500
       
Graduate and Professional Students Limit for Subsidized Loans Limit for Unsubsidized Loans Total Limit for Unsubsidized Loans
Graduate and Professional Students $0 $20,500 $20,500


Aggregate Loan Limits - Stafford Loan

  Combined Base Limit for Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans Additional Limit for Unsubsidized Loans Total Limit for Unsubsidized Loans (minus subsidized amounts)
Dependent Undergraduate Students (whose parents were not denied a PLUS loan) $23,000 $8,000 $31,000
Independent Undergraduate Students (and dependent students whose parents were denied a PLUS loan) $23,000 $34,500 $57,500
Graduate and Professional Students $65,500
(including undergraduate Stafford loans)
$73,000 $138,500


Interest Rates
Loan Type Grade Direct Loans
Level 7/1/2010 to
6/30/2012
Starting on 7/1/2012
Subsidized Loans Undergraduate 3.4 6.8
Unsubsidized Loans Undergraduate 6.8 6.8
Graduate 6.8 6.8


Loan Repayment

The Direct Loan Program offers loan repayment plans designed to meet the needs of almost every borrower. Direct Loans are funded by the U.S. Department of Education through Siena Heights University and are managed by the Direct Loan Servicing Center, under the supervision of the Department. The Direct Loan Program allows you to choose your repayment plan and to switch your plan if your needs change.

Stafford loan repayment begins 6 months after you graduate, fall below half time (6 credit hours for both Undergraduate and Graduate Student), or leave school. If you return to school or if your enrollment increases to at least half time, there are deferment options that you could qualify for which will delay your repayment. It is important that you contact the Direct Loan Servicing Center if your enrollment changes or if you are having problems making your payments.

If you would like to obtain information on any past or current loans and grants, you can do so by accessing information from the National Student Loan Data System at www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/

Contact Us at (800) 521-0009

Siena Heights University Main Campus
1247 E. Siena Heights Dr.
Adrian, MI 49221