Federal Student Loans
FederalDirect 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. For more information on Federal Student Aid, download The Guide to FederalStudent Aid at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.
You can access your Direct Loan account information 24/7 atwww.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.
Learn more about Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans by clicking the following links: Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans or Interest Rates and Fees
There are two additional steps you need to take to secure this type of loan:
- 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
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 aid1. 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
Parent PLUS borrowers will also need to:
- 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. 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 perform 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 the 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.
Carrington College Loan
The Carrington College Loan is a low-interest financing program with extended repayment terms.
- Available to creditworthy 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.
If you fail to repay a loan, you will be considered in default which can result in:
- 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 the borrower’s rights. We encourage you to read the Code in its entirety. You can view the Code of Conduct for our institutions here
Student Finance Conflict of Interest Policy and Code of Conduct
Arizona Student Loan Code of Conduct
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 wsac.wa.gov/loan-advocacy or contact the Student Loan Advocate at email@example.com. If you have any questions, please contact Carrington College’s Student Finance office at 1-877-206-2106
Paying For College at Carrington College
Your education is a big investment, but like most investments, it takes some amount of money up front. A new career can transform your life, so paying for education shouldn’t stand in the way.