Student Loan Information
To apply for a Federal Direct Student Loan you MUST:
- Complete the FAFSA.
- Submit all required documents including a Loan Request Form to Financial Aid.
Once received, CCC submits your loan application to the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) and National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Your application becomes accessible to guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of COD and NSLDS.
- Be enrolled and attending at least 6 credit hours
- Complete Loan Entrance Counseling at StudentLoans.gov
- Sign your Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) at StudentLoans.gov
- Print your student loan history at https://nslds.ed.gov and attach a printed copy of the MyStudentData chart to your Loan Request form.
- Once awarded, accept your loans in Self Service.
After students have received their Federal Direct Student Loan they MUST:
- Complete Loan Exit Counseling at StudentLoans.gov (click on Loan Exit Counseling) whenever they drop classes below half-time (6 credits), withdraw from classes or graduate from CCC.
Parent PLUS loans:
Parents interested in applying for a Parent PLUS loan may go to StudentLoans.gov to apply.
- Click "Sign In"
- Enter your information to sign in
- Request PLUS Loan
- Select Parent PLUS
- Follow the instructions on the screen
Please allow 5-7 business days for CCC to get the results of your credit check and award the loan.
CCC does not have arrangements with any banks to provide students private loans. If you are interested in a private loan to fund your education, you may try to get one at any bank of your choice. Generally, private loans do not have as favorable of terms as Federal Direct Student Loans, and we always recommend that you complete the FAFSA process before going to a bank for a loan for school.
Frequently asked questions about loans:
- We get a lot of questions on loans so we created a Frequently Asked Questions page.
CCC understands that student loans can be intimidating. That’s why we have partnered with Inceptia, a division of the National Student Loan Program, to provide you with free assistance on your student loan obligations to ensure you feel comfortable and can be successful in your loan repayment. Inceptia may be calling to help you with next steps in your repayment journey. Their friendly counselors are there to help you every step of the way. While you are in your grace period, they might reach out to you to answer questions you may have on your repayment options. If you become delinquent on your loans, they may also contact you to help find a solution that works within your means. The Inceptia counselors are there to help you with every step by staying in touch with you via phone calls, letters, and/or emails. They will not be collecting money from you. Inceptia’s nonprofit purpose is to help you find answers to your questions and solutions to your issues. We encourage you to visit Inceptia’s Student Loan Knowledge HQ website at HeroKnowl.org.
Below are other links related to loans:
- Inceptia (1-855-471-1615)
- National Student Loan Data System
- Direct Loan Servicers (1-800-848-0979)
- Loan Consolidation (1-800-848-0979)
- Loan Change Request Form
- Loan Forgiveness for Public Service Employees
- Student Loan Ombudsman
- Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form
- Enrollment Verification for Loan Deferment (students must login to their MyCCC > Student > Student Records > Enrollment Verification and Student information)
- Direct Loan Entrance Counseling Guide
- Direct Loan Exit Counseling Guide