Federal Direct Stafford Loan
After receiving an official award letter from DCTC, you may apply online for a Federal Stafford Student Loan.
You may apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan on the DCTC eServices site.
There are three steps you must complete in order to apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan:
- Complete Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling on the StudentLoans.gov website.
- Complete an Electronic Master Promissory Note (eMPN) on the StudentLoans.gov website.
- Complete a loan request on the DCTC eServices site.
When these three steps have been completed, the college will process your loan application.
Entrance and Exit Counseling
Parent Loan for Undergraduate Student (PLUS)
The Federal Direct PLUS (Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students) Loan Program provides loans to parents of dependent undergraduate students attending post-secondary schools. The parent is the borrower of the PLUS Loan and is responsible for paying the interest and principal on the loan. Read More
Applying for Additional Assistance
If you require more financial assistance that appears on your award letter, you may apply for additional student loans from private student loan programs. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will not recommend, and will not refer students to, any specific private student loan program.
Many private student loan programs have ceased operations over the last two years. Of the private student loan programs still available to students at Dakota County Technical College, our students have used the following in the last three years:
- Bank of North Dakota DEAL Loan
- Minnesota SELF Loan
- Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan
- Wells Fargo Career & Community College Loan
You may obtain more information and compare the loans offered by these lenders at the FastChoice website.
Students with questions regarding financial aid should contact their Academic Advisor in the Student Services Office.
General Financial Aid Questions?
- Student Services Financial Aid Help Desk
Toll Free: 877-937-3282 ext.299
- Fall & Spring Semester
7 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday