Your Last Alternative:

Student loans are available to help offset educational expenses for the specific academic period. Borrowing through student loans should be your last alternative. You should exhaust all other resources of financial assistance, including scholarships, state grants, and campus student employment before applying for a student loan. Applying for a student loan too early may limit or exclude you from receiving grants/scholarships.

Exit Counseling

If you should fall below 6 credit hours or stop attending - it is your responsibility to do Exit Counseling. Please sign up to attend one of the Exit Counseling sessions below.  Please contact Enrollment Services at 719-502-3000 or email Kristina.Moss@ppcc.edu to sign up for a session. This is the only thing you need to do to stay in compliance with your loan obligations upon leaving the College. Of course, you do have the obligation of paying the loan back in full!

There are currently no dates set for Exit Counseling sessions.

Additional Dates will be posted at the end of Spring semester. You may complete EXIT counseling online via www.studentloans.gov

PPCC encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact: Kristina Moss at (719) 502-2036 or at Kristina.Moss@ppcc.edu  at least 3 business days before the event.

Entrance Counseling

All new loan borrowers at Pikes Peak Community College are required to attend an in-person entrance counseling session. Please contact Enrollment Services at 719-502-3000 or email Kristina.Moss@ppcc.edu to sign up for a session.

Counseling Locations

CampusRoomDayDateTimeCapacity
Rampart Range E-102 Wednesday June 4 2014 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Rampart Range E-102 Wednesday June 4 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Centennial B-232 Monday June 9 2014 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rampart Range E-102 Thursday June 12 2014 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Centennial A-167 Tuesday June 17 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rampart Range E-102 Thursday June 19 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rampart Range W-101 Tuesday June 24 2014 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Centennial A-167 Wednesday June 25 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centennial A-167 Monday June 30 2014 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Rampart Range E-102 Tuesday July 1 2014 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Centennial A-216B Tuesday July 8 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rampart Range E-102 Wednesday July 9 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Centennial A-167 Wednesday July 16 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rampart Range E-102 Thursday July 17 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rampart Range E-102 Wednesday July 23 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Centennial A-167 Friday July 25 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rampart Range E-102 Tuesday July 29 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Centennial A-216B Tuesday July 29 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rampart Range E-102 Wednesday August 6 2014 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 69
Rampart Range E-102 Thursday August 14 2014 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 69
Rampart Range E-102 Thursday August 14 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 69
Rampart Range E-102 Saturday August 23 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 69
Rampart Range E-102 Saturday August 23 2014 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 69
Rampart Range W-102 Thursday August 28 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 40
Centennial A-167 Thursday August 7 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 80
Centennial A-167 Thursday August 7 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 80
Centennial A-167 Tuesday August 12 2014 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 80
Centennial A-167 Tuesday August 12 2014 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 80
Centennial A-167 Tuesday August 12 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 80
Centennial A-167 Wednesday August 20 2014 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM 80
Centennial A-167 Saturday August 23 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 80
Centennial A-167 Saturday August 23 2014 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 80
Centennial Atrium Wednesday August 27 2014 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM 75
Centennial Atrium Wednesday August 27 2014 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 75
Centennial Atrium Wednesday August 27 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 75
Centennial Atrium Wednesday August 27 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 75
Rampart Range W-101 Wednesday September 3 2014 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM 78
Rampart Range W-101 Wednesday September 3 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 78
Rampart Range E-102 Thursday September 11 2014 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM 69
Rampart Range W-101 Monday September 15 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 78
Rampart Range W-101 Tuesday September 23 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 78
Centennial Arium Thursday September 4 2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 75
Centennial Atrium Thursday September 4 2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 75
Centennial Atrium Thursday September 4 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 75
Centennial Atrium Thursday September 4 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 75
Centennial A-167 Friday September 12 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 80
Centennial A-260B Tuesday September 16 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 40
Centennial A-356 Wednesday September 24 2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 26
Rampart Range W-102 Wednesday October 1 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 40
Rampart Range W-102 Wednesday October 8 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 40
Rampart Range W-102 Thursday October16 2014 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 40
Rampart Range W-102 Tuesday October 21 2014 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 40
Rampart Range W-101 Monday October 27 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 78
Centennial A-356 Thursday October 2 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 26
Centennial A-216B Tuesday October 7 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 24
Centennial A-356 Wednesday October 15 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 26
Centennial A-356 Monday October 20 2014 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 26
Centennial A-216B Thursday October 30 2014 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 24
Rampart Range E-112 Friday November 7 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 47
Rampart Range W-102 Tuesday November 11 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 40
Rampart Range W-101 Monday November 17 2014 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 78
Centennial A-216B Thursday November 6 2014 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 24
Centennial A-356 Wednesday November 12 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 26
Centennial A-356 Wednesday November 19 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 26
Rampart Range W-102 Tuesday December 2 2014 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM 40
Centennial A-356 Wednesday December 3 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 26
Rampart Range E-102 Wednesday January 7 2015 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM 69
Rampart Range E-102 Wednesday January 7 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 69
Rampart Range E-102 Tuesday January 13 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 69
Rampart Range E-102 Tuesday January 13 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 69
Rampart Range E-102 Saturday January 17 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 69
Rampart Range E-102 Saturday January 17 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 69
Centennial A-167 Tuesday January 6 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 80
Centennial A-167 Tuesday January 6 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 80
Centennial A-167 Tuesday January 6 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 80
Centennial A-167 Saturday January 17 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 80
Centennial A-167 Saturday January 17 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 80

PPCC encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact: Kristina Moss at (719) 502-2036 or at Kristina.Moss@ppcc.edu  at least 3 business days before the event.

Direct Loans

Pikes Peak Community College is a participant in the Federal Direct Loan Program - in which students borrow their Stafford Loan funds directly from the U.S. Department of Education rather than a lender. Prior to January 2009, PPCC participated in the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). Effective Spring 2009, all Colorado Community Colleges switched to Direct Lending which includes the Stafford Subsidized Loan; the Stafford Unsubsidized Loan; and the Direct Parent Loan for Students.

Loan Options

The following represent possible borrowing options beginning with the best value and proceeding to other less favorable loan options based on interest rates, loan terms and conditions, and repayment options. These loan options may be used alone or in combination with each other. In short, Direct Subsidized Loans have slightly better terms to help out students with financial need. Select the loan links below for more information about each option.

Option 1:

  • Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized Loan
    A federal loan program available to undergraduate students depending on eligibility.
    PPCC will always try to certify the maximum subsidized loans before certifying any unsubsidized loans.

Option2:

Option 3:

  • Alternative Loans
    Students who need additional funds after considering the feasibility of the loan options in Steps 1 and 2 or students who are ineligible for federal aid, may need to apply for an alternative loan. It is PPCC's policy that our students apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan prior to an Alternative Loan as it is in the student's best interest.