Paris Junior College will begin participating in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program starting with the 2018 fall semester. To examine and determine loan requirements, weekly information sessions will be held now through August 16 about the application process. The fall semester starts August 27.
“PJC has set up a stringent application process for the new loan program,” said PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin. “There are serious repercussions from default rates, so we’re being extremely conservative in offerings to ensure students don’t overload themselves with debt. A loan should only be taken out as the last alternative for financing a student’s education.”
The PJC sessions will provide information about the new loan process at PJC and an application packet for attending. The packet must be filled out and submitted no later than August 31 for a federal direct student loan consideration at PJC.
Weekly sessions will be held now through August 16 on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at all PJC campuses. In Paris, the sessions will be in the Math and Science Building Room 101; in Room 116 at the PJC-Greenville Center; and in Room 105 at the PJC-Sulphur Springs Center.
Students interested in a loan at PJC must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all required documents needed to complete the application process. For more information, contact the PJC Financial Aid Office at 903-782-0429.