Federal Direct Loans (Student Loans)
Federal Direct loans are loans a student may receive to pay for educational expenses. A student must be enrolled in at least six credits per semester to qualify for a Direct loan.
There are two types of Direct loans:
Students who would like to be considered for a Direct loan will need to complete and submit a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN). The MPN may be completed online at studentloans.gov. Students who are borrowing for the first time while at NCC are also required to complete online entrance counseling before a Direct loan can be granted. Additional information about Direct loans is available at studentloans.gov.
Federal Direct PLUS Loans (Parent Loans)
Federal Direct PLUS loans are loans offered to the parents of dependent undergraduate students to pay for student educational expenses. As with student loans, a student must be enrolled in at least six credits per semester for his/her parent to apply for a Direct PLUS loan. However, unlike a student loan, a Direct PLUS loan is approved based on the parent's credit worthiness.
If you are planning to apply for a Direct PLUS loan, please read Northampton Community College's Lending Code of Conduct.