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Loan Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a Direct Loan through the colleges of DCCCD:

  • You must have a completed Financial Aid file, which means you must complete Verification (if selected) and submit any required documents, including transcripts.

  • You must complete the Direct Loan request form electronically via eConnect (login required).

  • If you have high loan balances, as reported on your Student Aid Report, you will be required to complete an Excessive Loan Limit form​ (PDF - 233KB) so we can evaluate your remaining loan eligibility at the colleges of the Dallas County Community College District. If you are in this category, we will notify you before we process a Direct Loan request.

  • We must receive and evaluate official transcripts from all other institutions you have attended before we can award a loan.

  • You must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards as set by the colleges of the Dallas County Community College District.

  • You must be registered in six (6) credit hours of course work. Flex courses that start prior to and end after the semester are not eligible.

    • Fall 2014 courses registered after Sept. 9, 2014, are not eligible.
    • Spring 2015 courses registered after Feb. 3, 2015, are not eligible.
    • Summer 2015 courses registered after June 9, 2015, are not eligible.

  • You must not have any prior institutional balance or blocks.

  • You must choose your preferred refund/disbursement method through the DCCCD Money Card program.

  • You must complete a Master Promissory Note for a college of the Dallas County Community College District.

  • You must complete a Loan Entrance Counseling Session.