Loans are borrowed money to pay for educational expenses and that must be paid back.
Brightpoint participates exclusively in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program which includes Subsidized Student Loans, Unsubsidized Student Loans and Parent Loans. The Federal Government is the lender in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. Students and parents interested in federal student and parent loans will be required to apply through the Federal Direct Student Loan Program and complete master promissory notes. If you decide to borrow a loan, your loan information will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system. Loans are currently disbursed in two installments in a given semester.
For additional information on the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, please click on the following links:
- General Direct Loan Information
- Direct Loan Consolidation Information
- Direct Loan Servicing Information
How to Apply for a Federal Direct Student Loan
To apply for a Federal Direct Student Loan, students must meet basic eligibility criteria and complete the following steps:
- First-time applicants complete Federal Direct Student Loan Entrance Counseling.
- First-time applicants complete a Federal Direct Student Loan Master Promissory Note.
- All applicants print a Loan Request Form. Complete the form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.
How to Apply for a Federal Direct Parent Loan
To apply for a Federal Direct Parent Student Loan, students must meet basic eligibility criteria, and parents must complete the following steps:
- Complete the Federal Direct Parent Loan Promissory Note.
- Print a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Request Form. Complete the form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.
Right to Refuse a Loan
You have the right to refuse Federal Direct Loans offered to you by Brightpoint even after you have signed the promissory note. We will notify you, in writing, of this entitlement close to the date of the loan disbursement. You must submit your refusal in writing to the Financial Aid Office. If you have outstanding charges at the time of refusal, you must pay them in full at that time.
Federal Direct Loan Exit Counseling
Exit counseling for students not enrolled in the current semester or who drop below six credits is available at www.StudentAid.gov.
Statement Regarding Preferred Lender Lists and Preferred Lender Arrangements
Brightpoint does not recommend specific student loan lenders, nor does it have a preferred lender list or preferred lender arrangement. Students may borrow from any lender that offers educational student loans. As always, we strongly urge you to borrow only what is absolutely needed to prevent future debt. Please Note: To qualify for a private loan, you must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours.
Tyler has partnered with ECMC to bring you a financial literacy platform that will allow you to:
- Complete online courses on topics relevant to your life
- Measure your financial health and get personalized recommendations
- Create a monthly budget and track your spending over time
- Provides information and guidance to help student loan borrowers understand how to manage their debt and repay their loans