After you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and you have submitted all requested documents to the DCCC Financial Aid Office, you will need to follow the steps below to apply for a federal student loan:

  • STEP 1: Go to the Student Loan web site at
  • STEP 2: Set up your student account at the Sign In box using your PIN (Personal Identification Number).
  • STEP 3: Please read the instructions under the Learn More box and especially the “Direct Loan Overview” and “What you need for Direct Loans?”
  • STEP 4: Complete the Entrance Counseling online. This must be completed before we originate your loan.

All students, including current students, who plan to borrow Federal Direct Stafford loans MUST complete new loan entrance counseling each year.

  • STEP 5: Complete the Master Promissory Note online (e-MPN).

All students, including current students, who plan to borrow Federal Direct Stafford Loans MUST complete a new Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) each year.

  • STEP 6: After you complete the entrance counseling and the e-MPN online, you will need to attend an on-campus group session.

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Financial Aid Office

B.E. Mendenhall Jr. Building

Hours of Operation:
Monday & Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Call Us: 336.249.8186, ext. 6393
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Financial Aid Deadlines

Fall 2015
FAFSA Application:
June 1, 2015
FAFSA File Completion: June 15, 2015
Admissions Application/Placement: August 1, 2015
Classes will begin August 17

Spring 2016:
FAFSA Application: November 1, 2015
FAFSA File Completion: November 15, 2015
Admissions Application/Placement: Dec. 1, 2015

Summer 2016:
FAFSA Application: April 1, 2016
FAFSA File Completion: April 15, 2016
Admissions Application/Placement: May 10, 2016