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About the Mortgage Banking Program

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How to Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor at North Lake College.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you'd pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Start With Our Personal Finance Course

Whether you’re considering a finance- or business-related career or just want to get a handle on your own finances, get your feet wet with our Personal Finance (Business 1307) course.

With Personal Finance, you can learn about a variety of financial services careers and get a feel for the specific type of career that may fit your interests. While the course is not listed as an official prerequisite for the new Financial Services Professional Certificate, it is recommended as a good starting point. If you change your educational plans along the way, the Personal Finance course can also serve as an elective for business majors.

Earn or Renew a Texas Mortgage Broker or Loan Officer License

The Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending, an agency of the Finance Commission of Texas, regulates licensure of mortgage brokers and loan officers doing business within the state.

In Texas, a mortgage broker is defined as any individual who receives an application from a prospective borrower to attempt to obtain a mortgage loan. All licensed mortgage brokers and loan officers in Texas must be also be registered with the National Mortgage Licensing System as well as any of those wishing to pursue a license in Texas.

Real estate brokers and salespeople are not exempt from the MBLA. If you are brokering first lien mortgage loans, you must apply for and establish that you meet all of the multiple criteria for a mortgage broker license. Under the statute, a real estate broker’s license fulfills the experience requirement, but a real estate sales license does not.

If you are not currently licensed as an active real estate broker in Texas (for instance, if you are licensed in another state or your Texas license has lapsed), you would not meet the experience requirement for a Texas mortgage broker license.

Convenient Options for Busy Professionals

For busy professionals who want course knowledge without the pressure of earning grades, North Lake also offers Mortgage Banking classes as concurrent Continuing Education classes.

All Mortgage Banking courses are offered online at some point during the academic year. You could earn your entire degree or certificate online!

Contact program coordinator Keith Baker at 972-273-3467 for more information.

Professional Scholarships

The Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association Scholarship is a permanent endowment administered by the DCCCD Foundation that awards up to $625 each Spring or Fall semester or $312.50 per Summer semester (Summer I and Summer II) to students planning to major in Mortgage Banking at North Lake College. See the Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association Scholarship Web page for specific criteria and an application form.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

The catalog provides detailed information about the courses required for the Mortgage Banking degrees and certificates.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.

Related Programs

Check out related programs in Finance or Management and Business Administration

Other Degree and Certificate Options

See a chart of degree plans by location or visit the credit programs home page.

Faculty Profiles

Mortgage Banking faculty members have experience in the industry as well as relevant degrees and certifications, so they can relate to the challenges you'll face in the workplace. Our instructors work closely with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and in your career. See profiles of some of our Mortgage Banking faculty.

Transfer Information

Earning a Mortgage Banking associate degree or one of the program's certificates can jump-start your entry into the workforce, so that you can begin earning money right away.

However, the associate degree can also serve as a stepping stone to a four-year degree. The DCCCD has an official transfer agreement with Texas A&M University-Commerce, in which the entire Mortgage Banking associate degree transfers to its bachelor's degree of applied science, providing a minor in mortgage banking.

If you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process or check with the institution where you plan to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Links for More Information

Get more information on mortgage banking from organizations related to the industry and other online sources.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Mortgage Banking program that aren't answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.