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Direct Loans Request Process

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Request a Loan in 4 Steps

Follow these steps when requesting a Direct Stafford Loan. For more detailed information, look at the FAQs.


Attend a Smart Borrower Workshop and obtain the Confirmation Form. Workshops will be offered at the Fairfield, Vacaville, and Vallejo Centers. Click here for the workshop schedules:


Complete and print the Four (4) page Loan Request:

Submit these in person to the Financial Aid window, Bldg. 400 2nd floor, OR submit the Loan packet to the Vacaville or Vallejo Center.
You MUST submit your Loan Request in person with a valid Driver's License or state issued photo ID. It is unlawful for SCC to photocopy Military issued photo ID's.
(source: United States Code Title 18; U.S. code, Part 1, Chapter 33, Section 701.) (

A copy of your ID will be made, and attached to your Loan Request for security purposes.

DO NOT mail, fax, or send your Loan Requests with another person.
They will NOT be accepted!!


Complete the Direct Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling at:


Sign the Master Promissory Note with the Department of Education using your FSA User I.D. and password.