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Direct Loans Request Process

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Request a Loan in 4 Steps

Follow these steps when requesting a Direct Stafford Loan. For more detailed information, look at the FAQs.


Please download and review the Smart Borrower Presentation. After reviewing it, please fill out the Quiz Confirmation.

Make sure to save the Quiz Confirmation PDF, and then email the updated file to the following e-mail address: with "SB Workshop Quiz Confirmation" in the subject line.

Please call our office at (707) 864-7103 if you have any questions about the Loan process.


Complete and print the Four (4) page Loan Request:

Submit these in person to the Financial Aid window, Bldg. 400 2nd floor, OR submit the Loan packet to the Vacaville or Vallejo Center.
You MUST submit your Loan Request in person with a valid Driver's License or state issued photo ID. It is unlawful for SCC to photocopy Military issued photo ID's.
(source: United States Code Title 18; U.S. code, Part 1, Chapter 33, Section 701.) (

A copy of your ID will be made, and attached to your Loan Request for security purposes.

Due to COVID19, SCC is currently accepting completed Direct Loan requests via submittables.
(Submittable info. is found on your MySolano)

DO NOT mail, fax, or send your Loan Requests with another person.
They will NOT be accepted!!


Complete the Direct Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling at:


Sign the Master Promissory Note with the Department of Education using your FSA User I.D. and password.