Direct Loan Application Process

Students who wish to apply for a Direct Loan must complete the following steps.

  1. Go to and complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN). If you have any problems completing the MPN, please call 800-557-7394 for assistance. Sign in using your FSA ID.
  2. Complete the Loan Entrance Counseling. Entrance Counseling must be completed from site as well.
  3. After completing the first 2 online processes, (MPN and Entrance Counseling) go to Red Connect and accept your loans.

Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment

We recommend you complete an Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment each year you accept a new federal student loan. Our goal is to help you understand your loans and how they affect your financial future.

Loan Exit Counseling

Students who graduate from CCC, transfer to another institution, or drop below 6 credit hours must complete the Exit Counseling available on the site as well.