Before Applying for a Student Loan

All students who are interested in applying for a private loan for educational purposes, are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before obtaining a private loan. San Bernardino Valley College will determine a student’s eligibility for federal student financial assistance and state aid, including Cal Grant B & C, based on the FAFSA results submitted to the college.

Students may also go to for a listing of other federal student financial aid they may qualify for before applying for a Federal Direct Student Loan.

What is a Student Loan

When you receive a student loan, you are borrowing money to attend college and are responsible for repaying that loan plus interest and fees.

Apply for a Student Loan

To get more information or to see if you are eligible for a Federal Direct Student Loan, contact your Specialist by email with the words "Student Loan" in the subject line.