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Direct Loans Application Process

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Apply for a Loan in 4 Steps

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

STEP 1

Complete the Direct Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling at:
www.studentloans.gov

STEP 2

Sign the Master Promissory Note with the Department of Education using your 4 digit FAFSA PIN # at:
www.studentloans.gov

STEP 3

Complete and print the three page Loan Application, (the Budget Calculator is optional) and attach a Student Educational Plan.

Submit these in person to the Financial Aid window, Bldg. 400 2nd floor, OR submit the Loan packet to the Vacaville or Vallejo campus.

You MUST submit your forms in person with a current Driver's License or Picture ID.

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

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

STEP 4

FAB GAB Podcast

Review, for your information, the Financial Aid Literacy "FAB GAB" at the website below:
www.ecmc.org/fab/showPage.action?id=1174