Cost of Attendance
Satisfactory Progress Policy
Federal Direct Loans at CBC
Student Steps for Receiving Direct Loans:
1. Complete the FAFSA, located online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Students will not be awarded any financial aid until all documentation/forms and transcripts requested by the CBC Financial Aid Office have been submitted and any necessary corrections made.2. All students must attend an entrance counseling session prior to submitting a loan application.
• Times and dates of sessions will be posted on all campuses.
• CBC loan applications will be given to students at the end of each session.3. Students must go to www.studentloans.gov to complete their Master Promissory Note (MPN) and their Entrance Counseling. 4. Please allow two weeks from the date you attend entrance counseling and complete your CBC Loan Request before you receive the award letter.
TYPE OF LOANS
Subsidized Stafford Loans are based on financial need. The federal government pays the interest for the student during the following periods:
· While the student is in school · During the six-month grace period after leaving school or after the student drops below half-time enrollment · During deferments (periods when payments are temporarily postponed)Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are not based on financial need. Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are for students who do not qualify for a subsidized loan or to supplement a student’s subsidized loan. Students are responsible for all of the interest on unsubsidized loans.Requirements to receive a loan
Any variations of this policy may be appealed to the financial aid committee.
Once the student's loan has been placed into the their CBC account, the funds will be eligible for use on tuition, fees, books, housing, meal plans, etc.
Students who have not used all their funds will be notified when refunds will be disbursed. CBC borrowers cannot receive loan funds until 30 days after the first day of each enrollment period.
Please note that the federal government will collect an origination fee.
Student loans are repayable forms of financial aid.
When you get money through these programs you will be in debt.
Don’t borrow more money than you need to help meet school-related expenses.
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Student Loan Borrower Assistance
A Resource for Borrowers, their Families and Advocates
National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project is a resource for the borrower.