Federal Student Loans
Federal Direct student loans are borrowed directly from the federal government by students by their parents. If you're interested in borrowing Federal Direct student loans to help pay for your education, the first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to determine your eligibility. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
There are two categories of Federal Direct student loans
Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans™ are low-interest loans borrowed by the student themselves from the federal government. Loan amounts are determined by several factors like your course load and grade level1
You can access your Direct Loan account information 24/7 at www.studentloans.gov, and work with your loan servicer to choose the repayment plan that works best for you. You can also work with your loan servicer to select a repayment plan. Repayment starts once you graduate, stop attending or drop below half-time enrollment.
- Sign a Master Promissory Note (it's a legal document that says you promise to repay your loans and any interest and fees to the U.S. Department of Education)
- Complete Loan Entrance Counseling
Your Student Finance Advisor will help guide you through the process.
Federal Direct PLUS Loans are credit-based loans available to the parent(s) of students enrolled at least half-time. PLUS loans aren't based on financial need. Loan amounts are based on the student's Cost of Attendance less other financial aid.2 Repayment starts 60 days after the loan is fully distributed, unless the borrower requests in-school deferment.
Learn more about the Federal Direct PLUS Loan by clicking the following links:
Direct PLUS Loan Basics for Parents or Interest Rates and Fees
- Complete a PLUS loan application
- Sign a PLUS Master Promissory Note
Your Student Finance Advisor will help guide you and your parents through the application process.
1.Loan amounts are determined by several factors such as grade level and enrollment in at least half-time status. Eligibility for Direct Subsidized Loans are also based on financial need.
2.For Details, please view the Financial Need and Educational Cost section here.
non-federal Student Loans
Many Lenders (like banks and credit unions) also offer private loans to students to supplement their federal financial aid. Terms of the loan such as repayment and interest rates, vary by loan. Lenders preform a credit check to make sure the applicant is creditworthy before approving the loan. A loan applicant might also have to provide a creditworthy co-signer before a loan will be approved. You can get additional information and help with the application process from a Student Advisor. Student Loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
If you'd like to learn more about specific private loan programs or what to expect during the application process, talk with someone in Carrington's Student Finance office by calling 1-877-206-2106.
Visit the link below for a list of Private Loan Lenders that have made loans to Carrington College students in the past, and continue to do so as of the date listed below.
Updated as of July 15, 2016
Carrington College Loan
The Carrington College Loan is a low interest financing program with extended repayment terms.
- Available to credit worthy applicants
- Available after federal and private funds are exhausted
Borrowing money to help pay for your education is a big step. It's important to take the time to understand the responsibilities that come with that financial assistance. When you take out a loan, you're responsible for full repayment of the amount you borrow, plus any interest. You're responsible even if you don't complete the program or graduate.
- Your loan becoming immediately due and payable
- Wage garnishment
- The withholding of incoming tax refunds and even social security
- Reporting to a national credit bureau
- Ineligibility for future federal or state financial aid programs
To speak with a Student Finance Advisor, call 1-877-206-2106.
Student Loan Codes of Conduct
Carrington College observes the federal regulations regarding student loan requirements.
To ensure that you and other student borrowers are protected throughout the lending process, Carrington College has adopted a Code of Conduct that applies to the promotion and issuance of student loans. The Code was developed to promote “best practices” among those of us who provide financial aid information and assistance. It also ensures that you are given the full opportunity to choose the source of your federally insured and private loans. We fully subscribe to the Code of Conduct and are committed to upholding borrower’s rights. We encourage you to read the Code in its entirety. You can view the Code of Conduct for our institutions here.
Washington State Residents
For Washington State residents seeking information and resources about student loan repayment, or to submit a complaint relating to your student loans or student loan servicer, please visit www.wsac.wa.gov/loan-advocacy or contact the Student Loan Advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please contact Carrington College's Student Finance office at 1-877-206-2106