General Information and Procedures
WHAT YOU MUST DO TO OBTAIN A FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN AT DODGE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
- We will not certify a Direct loan until students have academic transcripts from all previously attended institutions on file. We cannot tell if a student made satisfactory academic progress at their previous institution without this information.
- We will not certify Direct loans for transfer students who did not maintain satisfactory academic progress at their previous institution until they complete a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 at this institution. All students will be required to have grade and attendance verification completed before we will disburse a loan. They must have at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA and have demonstrated satisfactory attendance.
- We will not certify Direct loans for students who have aggregate federal loan indebtedness in excess of $30,500 (2 semesters of freshman level loans, and 4 semesters of sophomore level loans.) According to federal regulations, we may only allow a student three years to complete a two year program. We often have transfer students who have Direct loan indebtedness in the tens of thousands of dollars and very little demonstrated progress towards a degree or certificate.
- We may cancel and return Direct loans for students who change their enrollment status prior to the disbursement of their loans.
- We will cancel Direct loans for students who receive any combination of all “I”, “W”, or “F” grades. These students will lose their financial aid eligibility until they complete a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. History has shown us that these students often repeat their unsuccessful behavior during their second semester.
- We will disburse loans only after the borrower’s enrollment, attendance, and academic progress are verified after mid-term grades have been processed. Mid-term grades must meet or exceed 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. A loan will not be disbursed under any circumstances if mid-term grades are all “I”, “W” or “F”
- Exceptions to the above policies may be considered on a case by case basis. Written documentation will be required.
Students will have a right to due process and be allowed to appeal any decision of the administration by submitting matters of extenuation and mitigation in writing to the Director of Financial Aid.