The Direct Loan program provides low interest loans that are funded by the U.S. Department of Education. To apply for Direct loans students must meet all eligibility criteria and have completed the following steps:

  1. Complete current year FAFSA application
  2. The student must complete Entrance Loan Counseling.  Per NWCCD policy, a student must complete Entrance Loan Counseling for every year that a loan is requested.
  3. The student must have a current Master Promissory Note 
  4. Visit your Financial Aid Counselor for the loan application

For more information about individual eligibility and applying please click here

Beginning with academic year 2014-2015, NWCCD will no longer be participating in the Parent PLUS Loan program or the Federal Perkins Loan program.

*All Federal Direct Loan applications will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.