Attention Direct Loan Borrowers
You are NOT required to accept any student loans.
How to Apply
If you wish to borrow and are offered both a Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loan you MUST accept the Subsidized Loan first.
Step 1: To indicate your choice, select Accept or Decline next to each loan Offered and click on Submit Decision. If you wish to accept less than the Offered amount contact the Financial Aid Office.
Step 2: After accepting a loan you must immediately do a Direct Loan Entrance Interview at studentloans.gov and we should later receive notification that you have satisfied this requirement. However, if you received a Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Direct Loan at Foothill or De Anza in a prior year, you do not need to complete the Direct Loan Entrance Interview again and the requirement will be automatically satisfied. However, all borrowers must do a Master Promissory Note each year.
Step 3: Your Master Promissory Note for this year will be opened for you at studentloans.gov normally within 5 days of your acceptance of the loan.
BOTH Entrance Interview and Master Promissory Note must be completed prior to disbursement. You can check the status of both requirements on the Student Requirements tab.
Exit Interview Instructions
To get started on your Exit Counseling Session, you should have the following information ready for each of your student loans: Address and Telephone number of nearest relative (next of kin) and two other References; Name, Address, and Telephone Number of Employer (if employed).
Go to Studentloans.gov - proceed to Complete Counseling. Follow the link to NSLDS to complete the Exit Counseling Session.
You will work your way through the sections to read and answer questions. At the end, you will need to enter your reference and employer information. We will see your completed form online as well as the date and time you completed it. You can print the last page if you like for your own records. Completing your Exit Interview online will meet your obligation and allow us to remove a hold on your registration and transcripts within five days, if there is one.
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