Loan Application and Counseling
Students can apply for a loan as well as perform both Entrance and Exit counseling for the Federal Direct Student Loans online.
Important Information for Loan Borrowers:
All new borrowers at Bucks County Community College must complete a new Master Promissory Note (MPN) to receive a Federal Direct Student Loan. Returning borrowers with a prior disbursement from Bucks County Community College will be able to use their active promissory note, but must complete Step #3 to receive a loan for the current academic year.
Prior MPN’s completed with any other lending agency will no longer be valid, and cannot be used to obtain student loan funds.
If you are interested in a loan for the 2017-18 academic year, you will be required to complete the following 3 steps to receive a loan. (RETURNING STUDENTS THAT HAD A PRIOR DISBURSEMENT AT BUCKS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ONLY NEED TO COMPLETE STEP #3)
Complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)/Loan Application at: StudentLoans.gov
Entrance Counseling: All new student borrowers are required to complete Entrance Counseling for their loans at: StudentLoans.gov
Returning students: If we are able to determine that a student has had a prior Federal Stafford Loan at Bucks County Community College, we will not require the completion of the Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling.
Complete a Loan Request Form. State the amount of money you wish to borrow.
***New Process starting Fall 2016*** For Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Complete the Online Loan Request: Online Loan Application Process 16-17 ***This Process cannot be used for Summer Loans.***
PLEASE NOTE: Students who plan to attend Fall and Spring should indicate a Full Year loan amount on the Online Loan Request Form.
Due to Immediate Payment control Financial Aid Students are required to pay in full or sign up for payment plan at time of Summer Registration to hold classes.
For Summer 2017 You must complete a Summer Financial Aid Application and Summer Loan Request Form.
The above Direct Loan website is also a great source of information regarding the loan programs.