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Applying for a Loan

Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor.

  • After SMC receives the information regarding your federal aid application, you will be sent an electronic tracking letter requesting certain documents.
  • While submitting all of the initial requested financial aid documents, download the Loan Documents (Stafford Loan Application, Loan Reference Form and Loan Budget Worksheet) from the Loans section of the Financial Aid website.
  • The completed Loan Documents can then be submitted along with an Educational Plan from an SMC Academic Counselor.

Please Note: Your loan request documents go to a committee for assessment. Students awarded a Stafford Loan will be notified with and guidance for completing an Entrance Loan Workshop and a Master Promissory Note through their Corsair Connect financial aid portal.

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