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Loans

Loans are considered to be a form of financial aid. It is money you borrow and must pay back with interest.

Harford Community College offers Direct and Parent PLUS loans for students' educational expenses. Students may also seek alternative loans from banks or financial institutions.

 

Types of College Loans

Direct Loans

Direct Loans are called so because they come directly from the US Department of Education. Students must be enrolled half-time (minimum of 6 credits) to be eligible for Direct Loans.

Loans must be used for educational purposes.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Complete the FAFSA.
  • Download and complete the Loan Request Form.
  • A loan counselor will review your loan request form once it has been submitted to the Harford Community College Financial Aid Office.
  • Borrowers will receive a Disbursement Memo once the request is reviewed.
  • Check your OwlMail regularly for correspondence from the Financial Aid Office.
Parent Plus Loan

The Parent PLUS Loan is a non-need based educational loan for parents of undergraduate dependent students. Parents may borrow up to the student's yearly cost of attendance minus all other aid the student has received.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Complete the FAFSA.
  • Parent and student must complete a Federal Student Aid Parent PLUS loan application.
  • Download and complete the Parent PLUS Loan Request Form.
  • A loan counselor will review your loan request form once it has been submitted to the Harford Community College Financial Aid Office.
  • Borrowers will receive a Disbursement Memo once the request is reviewed.
  • Check your OwlMail regularly for correspondence from the Financial Aid Office.
Alternative/Private Loan

Disclosure of Funds: All loans will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.