Federal Loan Disbursement Information

Federal Direct Loan (Subsidized & Unsubsidized) and Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

If you have been awarded a loan, your loan amount is indicated in e-Services under “Financial Aid Status by Year.” The U.S. Department of Education will deduct a 1.059 percent (%) origination fee from your approved loan amount. PLUS loans will have a total of 4.236 percent (%) deducted. The U.S. Department of Education will send you additional information.

The dates listed below are estimated disbursement dates for the standard 15 week courses. The actual date of your loan funds will vary depending upon your registration in late start classes. If you accept your loan after the semester began, you will have a later disbursement date. As indicated below, loans that are for fall semester only, winter semester only or spring semester only will have two disbursement dates.

Semester Earliest Date Loan Funds
Applied to your JC Account
Second Date Loan Funds
Applied to your JC Account
(for a one semester loan)
Fall 2019 10/03/19 10/28/19
Winter 2020 02/12/20 03/11/20
Spring 2020 06/17/20 06/29/20

You will be notified by the JC Office of Financial Aid when your loan funds have been applied to your JC account. If you are due a refund, the JC Business Office will mail a check directly to your home or you may sign up for e-Checks (direct deposit) through your JC JetStream account. The JC Business Office generally processes refunds the week following the date your loan funds are applied to your student account. Please contact the cashier’s office at 517.796.8420, for further information regarding refund time lines and e-Checks. After the semester begins, you can find further information regarding refund time lines for the current semester.

You must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours to receive any loan funds. If you drop below 6 credit hours, are suspended from financial aid or reach your credit limit, your future loan disbursements will be cancelled. Your loan eligibility may also be reduced if you receive any additional financial aid and/or other educational resources.

Arrangements will be made to allow you to register for classes pending disbursement of your loan funds. If funds will be remaining after your tuition and fee charges, you will be given credit to purchase your books at the JC Bookstore approximately one month before the start of classes.