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Financial Aid

Loan Information

To be eligible to receive Financial Aid Funds, students need to qualify by doing the FAFSA and maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress.

De Anza College is required to inform student and parent borrowers that their loan will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System(NSLDS) and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders and institutions to be authorized users of the data system.  This information is submitted via the National Student Loan Clearinghouse(NLSC) each quarter.

Loan Programs

The Federal Direct Loan assists students from both low- and middle-income families. Students must meet the minimum eligibility requirements, which includes enrolled(attending) in at least six units at the college, including Summer quarter. Students who demonstrate need for a portion or all of the annual limit will receive a subsidized loan from the federal government, where no interest is due to for the period of time in which the student is eligible for an in-school deferment and for the duration of any grace period.

Students who do not demonstrate need for part or all of the annual borrowing limit may still receive an unsubsidized loan and pay their own interest during the time they are in-school.

The Federal Direct PLUS loan is available to parents of dependent students wishing to borrow on behalf of their dependent in order to meet the cost of attendance.

The PLUS loan proceeds will be credited to the students account.  The law requires that any excess PLUS loan funds be returned to the parent.  However, the parent may authorize (in writing or through  to transfer the proceeds of a PLUS loan credit balance directly to the student for whom the loan is made.

For more information visit the website or the Federal Student Aid website.

If you have questions, please see the Staff Directory

Students attending De Anza College for one or two terms are subject to prorated loan amounts. Students attending for one quarter will have their loan disburse in two equal disbursements on the scheduled refund days.

 All students who have attended De Anza College and received Title IV loans are expected to complete the federal loan exit process.  The purpose of exit counseling is to provide students with pertinent information that will assist them in understanding their rights and responsibilities as a borrower.

 The link to is emailed to the student through the Banner process, RRREXIT, which also places the requirement on their account.  They will also see the notification when they log onto My Portal.  Students have 30 days from the notification date to complete the online exit counseling.  Failure to do so may result in the students’ records being placed on hold until a completed exit interview is either received electronically via Connect/COD or the student submits a copy to the financial aid office.

The financial aid office will use the Banner system to run reports at the end of each month to determine which students have not completed the online exit counseling.  De Anza will then mail those students the required exit loan counseling materials to the last known address and document that this action has been completed.

Financial Aid
Baldwin Winery


Last Updated: 4/17/18