Getting a Loan

New Loan Applicants

Durham Technical Community College students who have never had a Direct Loan are required to complete the following four steps to be considered for a student loan. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed before you can complete these steps.

Students should complete and submit all financial aid form documents prior to applying for a loan.

Students who have received a loan and wish to continue receiving a loan must re-apply. To learn more, see below for information about Previous Loan Recipients.

admissions-step-1.gif Complete Entrance Counseling
Complete the required Entrance Counseling online.

admissions-step-2.gif Complete your Electronic Master Promissory Note (eMPN)
Fill out your electronic eMPN online at

admissions-step-3.gif Attend a Loan Entrance Workshop at Durham Tech (Recommended, but optional)
All new borrowers at Durham Tech are advised to attend a loan workshop; however, it is an option and not a requirement. Loan Workshops are held throughout the academic term. Workshop times alternate between morning and afternoon sessions.Workshops begin promptly at start times. Late participants will not be admitted.

Dates and times are listed below. Workshops will be held in the Tech Center (Building 9), room 9-100.

Tuesday, October 10, Noon

Tuesday, October 15, Noon

Tuesday, October 23, 2:30 p.m

Tuesday, October 31, Noon

Tuesday, November 5, Noon

Tuesday, November 13, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21, Noon

Tuesday, November 26, Noon

admissions-step-4.gif Complete and Submit the Loan Authorization Form to the Financial Aid office. All sections must be completed to be considered for a loan. You may submit the form at the workshop or turn it in to the Financial Aid office once complete. All sections, including the budget worksheet, must be completed to be considered for a loan.

Previous Loan Recipients from Durham Tech

Students who have received a loan from Durham Tech and who wish to continue to receive a loan must reapply for each academic year. Students who have previously borrowed at Durham Technical Community College (only) may complete the Loan Authorization form online and then print and submit the signed form to the Financial Aid office, Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center, room 10-210. The FAFSA must be completed and all follow-up paperwork submitted before the Financial Aid office can accept your loan request. Since you have previously received a loan from Durham Tech, a new eMPN, Entrance Counseling, or attending a Durham Tech Loan Workshop is not required.