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Federal Direct Loans

To apply for a Federal Direct Student Loan, you must complete and satisfy the following in the order listed below:
1)      Complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA.
2)      Must have Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).   Click here for SAP Policy.
3)      Must be enrolled in at least 6 approved units per semester.
4)      Submit all forms and documents requested by our office.
5)       If you have unsatisfactory academic progress, then you must submit an appeal
           and get an approval from the Appeal Committee.
6)       Complete a Student Loan Entrance Counseling on-line at
7)       Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) if you are a first time borrower.
           Returning borrower does not need to complete another MPN if your previous     
           MPN is still good - log on to check for expiration date.
8)       Complete and submit a Direct Loan Request to our office.


Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: