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When you’re ready to pursue your dreams, don’t let financial fears hold you back.

At Blue Ridge Community College, we keep tuition low and provide hundreds of scholarship opportunities to our incoming and returning students. Even so, we know that paying for college can still be challenging. That’s why we also offer additional options for financing your education. Certain federal student loans may also be forgiven.

We’re proud to participate in the federal Direct Loan program, through which the U.S. Department of Education makes loans to eligible students, as well as parents of dependent students. These loans are different from other types, such as personal loans or mortgages, and offer several advantages. For example, they don’t have as stringent qualification requirements, often have lower interest rates, and offer flexibility when it comes to paying them back. Federal student loans can also be forgiven in many instances.

On this page, you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions about federal loans by student and parent borrowers, including information about eligibility, interest rates, and repayment solutions. Below, you’ll also find links to helpful websites and contact information for our Financial Aid Office should you have further questions. We can help you remove economic barriers to elevating your education.

Find more financial aid information, including details about federal and state grants, scholarships, and work-study options, at the links in the navigation menu on the right-hand side of your screen.

Student Borrowers

Direct Loans

Helpful Websites

Guidance for Borrowers with Defaulted Student Loans
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/default/avoid

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
https://nslds.ed.gov/nslds/nslds_SA/public/Home.do

Mapping Your Future
http://www.mappingyourfuture.org/

Adventures in Education
www.aie.org

Defaulting on Student Loans
http://www.finaid.org/loans/default.phtml

Parent Borrowers

Direct PLUS Loans

Additional information about the Direct PLUS Loan

For more information and additional details regarding the Direct PLUS Loan program, visit studentaid.ed.gov

Contact Us

Financial Aid Office

Henderson County Campus
180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
(828) 694-1816
School Code: 009684

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Financial Aid Staff