Pre-screening begins Monday, November 30th, 2015


Direct Loan Instructions

1st Time Direct Loan Borrowers: Complete the below (2) items.

1)    Direct Loan Online Entrance Exam at www.studentloans.gov

2)    Electronic Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov

3)    Complete the attached Direct Loan Request (available after loan pre-screening at The Office of Financial Assistance front counter) and turn the completed request in at the Office of Financial Assistance front counter.


Continuing Direct Loan Borrowers:

1)    Complete the Direct Loan Request (available after loan pre-screening at The Office of Financial Assistance front counter)   and turn the completed request form in at the Office of Financial Assistance front counter.

Need Online Help? Visit the Financial Aid Lab. Log-on

to contracosta.edu and “click” Financial Aid for dates and times the lab will be open.

Direct Loan Disbursement Calendar

Spring 2016

Documentation Deadline Award Calculation Date Check Mail Date


















Single Term Loans may be disbursed in (2) separate payments.

Documentation Deadline:for Loan Request Forms to be turned into the Financial Aid front courter is (Spring 2016) Monday, April 4th, 2016   (by 4:30pm).

Online processes must be completed by midnight, Monday, April 4th, 2016.

                             *No Exceptions!       Incomplete documents will not be processed.

***Please be advised that due to the increased volume in applicants there may be a delay in processing and in the delivery of funds by the dates advertised. ***

Direct Loan Program

This web site provides more information about the Direct Loan Program-Direct Loan Web Site: www.direct.ed.gov

Borrower Services at the Direct Loan Servicing Center:


(TTY 1-800-848-0983)

Direct Loan Servicing Online: www.dl.ed.gov

Visit the web site or call to get your loan account information, obtain a deferment or forbearance application, learn about different payment options, set up automatic payments, and much more

For information on Direct Consolidation Loans -Direct Loan Consolidation Center:


(TTY 1-800-557-7395)

Direct Loan Consolidation Web Site: www.loanconsolidation.ed.gov

Visit the web site or call to get more information about Direct consolidation Loans and for an online application

Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP-Stafford Loan)

If you have previously taken out a FFELP Stafford Loan from our institution and would like to find information about your loan account, repayment options and much more, please use the same contact information listed above under the Direct Loan Program. All FFELP Stafford loans have been converted to Direct Loans and sold to the Department of Education.

Direct Loan Exit Counseling

If you have taken out a Direct Loan and plan to graduate May of the current academic year or have already graduated from Contra Costa College, you are required to complete the Online Direct Loan Exit Counseling. During your exit counseling, you will be provided with information on the different repayment plans, deferment and forbearance options and much more!

Please see the Office of Financial Assistance for more information.