Federal Direct Stafford LOANS

Summer 2017

Federal Direct Stafford Loan 



Thursday, June 29, 2017 is the last day to submit a loan application or attendance in Summer Session 1 - 5 week classes.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 is the last day to submit a loan application or attendance in  Summer Session 1 - 8 week classes.

Thursday, August 3, 2017 is the last day to submit a loan application or attendance in Summer Session 2 - 5 week classes

Before you apply for a loan

Read Your Federal Student LoansUnderstanding student loans is very important. Before applying for a loan you should make sure that you fully understand its terms and conditions. You should also be aware of your rights and responsibilities. Use the following link to to learn these and more. 

Read the Los Angeles City College Student Loan Guide for important information about Stafford Loans and general financial aid eligibility.

In addition to the requirements indicated in the student loan guides above, you must be enrolled in at least six (6) eligible semester units to be considered for student loans. 

Follow these steps to apply for a Federal Stafford Loan

Use this Stafford Loan Checklist to verify that you have included all required items before you submit the loan packet to the Financial Aid Office.

  • 2016-2017 FAFSA: Complete a 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov
  • Award Notification: Complete your financial aid file and receive your award notification or an email indicating that your file was reviewed but you are not eligible for need based aid.
  • Direct Loan Entrance Counseling: All new borrowers must complete the Direct Loan Entrance CounselingProof of completion must be submitted with the loan packet. Please note that this requirement does not apply to repeat borrowers.
  • Master Promissory Note: New borrowers must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN). Borrowers must submit a copy of the MPN.
  • Student Loan Data Form: Complete the Student Loan Data Form. After completing the form, print it, sign it, and submit it with the complete loan packet. Click for the form here - Student Loan Data Form.
  • Student Loan History: Submit a printout of your Student Loan HistoryIf you have never borrowed before you will still print out the history. It will be blank.
  • Picture ID: Submit valid state issued picture identification, or U.S. passport

Direct Stafford Loan Status

It may take up to 45 business days to to process a student loan. Click here to check the status of your loan request:

2016-2017 Loan (updated as of 05/19/2017)