Loans are a form of financial aid that MUST BE be paid back.
before committing to a loan.
The college offers subsidized, unsubsidized or parent plus Direct Loans.
It is recommended students have and maintain a 2.0 GPA at all times. See
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards.
To apply for a loan a student must do the following:
- be enrolled in at least 6 units;
- submit a FAFSA application, even if you don't think you are eligible for aid;
- wait to receive an Award Letter from the Financial Aid Office at Citrus College;
- be enrolled in 2019-2020 courses (with the exception of Study Abroad Students);
- and first time borrowers must complete online entrance counseling and complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN).
Loan applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are available online:
Parent PLUS and
Stafford Loan applications
First time Federal Stafford Direct Loan borrowers must wait 30 days from the first day of your scheduled start dates of classes to receive your first disbursement. If this date does not fall on one of the scheduled disbursement dates, please refer to the Pell Grant scheduled disbursement dates for alternate dates to receive loans.
Time Limitation on Direct Subsidized Loan Eligibility for First-Time Borrowers on or after July 1, 2013
Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and/or parents to help pay for educational expenses after high school. The amounts will vary. The programs include:
Subsidized Federal Stafford Direct - Loan
Direct Subsidized Loans are loans for students with financial need, as determined by federal regulations. No interest is charged while student is in school at least half-time, during grace period, and during deferment periods. (Loans need to be paid back.)
Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Direct - Loan
Direct Unsubsidized Loans are loans for students that are not based on financial need. Interest is charged during all periods. (Loans need to be paid back.)
Direct PLUS - Loan
Parents of dependent student can get Federal Direct PLUS Loans, which are low-interest loans to help parents meet college costs.
Additional Financial Aid Loan Resources
Financial Awareness Counseling Tool
Citrus College Financial Aid Office has teamed up with Solutions at ECMC to answer all of your student loan repayment questions. Solutions is a service of the non-profit organization ECMC and is dedicated to helping students manage educational loans. Their resources are available to you free of charge. To contact a Solutions Student Loan Repayment Advisor,
web chat, or call them at 1-877-331-3262.