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 FAFSA PIN. If you do not have a PIN or have forgotten your PIN go to
  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) a Federal Direct Loan Request Worksheet must be completed and submitted to the Financial Aid Office. [Financial Aid Forms Page]

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.