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Email:
finaid@blinn.edu

Fax
979-830-4149

Mailing Address:
Financial Aid
Blinn College
902 College Ave.
Brenham, TX 77833

Brenham Campus
On-campus Location:
Administration Bldg., Room 122

Bryan Campus
(not a mailing address)
On-campus Location:
Central Administrative Services Building
3125 S. Texas Ave., Suite 1900
(Tejas Shopping Center)

Phone
979-209-7230
979-830-4144

Loan Program

There are several loan programs available to students. They include the Federal Direct  Loan, , the Direct PLUS Loan,  and alternative credit based loans from lenders or the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  . In order for a student to apply for any Direct Loan, they must first fill out the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) and will be notified of eligibility in their award letter.

Direct Student Loan Instructions – all first time borrowers who are going to take out Direct Loans at Blinn College must do the following:

  • Complete Entrance Counseling, and
  • Complete a Master Promissory Note, and
  • Complete two online financial management classes.  Students will be given directions to the classes after they accept their student loans. 

A Federal Guaranteed Student Loan offers:

  • fixed interest rate
  • 10 years to repay
  • repayment begins 6 months after becoming enrolled less than half time
  • interest deferment dependent loan type

Subsidized Loan - interest rate is 4.29% 

  • a student can borrow up to $3,500 for freshmen students, $4,500 for sophomores
  • Interest for subsidized loans is deferred - the student is not responsible for any interest as long as they are enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher learning

Unsubsidized Loan - interest rate is 4.29%

  • a student can borrow up to $5,500 for freshmen students, $6,500 for sophomores
  • the student is responsible for all interest which begins accruing at the time the loan is given

Parent PLUS Loan - interest rate is 6.84%

  • available to the parents of a student enrolled at least half time is an institution of higher learning interest for this loan is not deferred - the parent receiving the loan is responsible for all interest which begins accruing at the time the loan is given . Direct Parent Loan Instructions


WARNING: the student is responsible for all the interest of this loan, including the interest which begins accruing when the loan is given

Students can also apply for a credit based loan at any lender that offers private loans for education or for the private loans through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Students who attend Blinn College and have ever received a Direct Loan must complete Direct Loan EXIT Counseling when they cease attendance at least half time or graduate from Blinn College.  Students can complete EXIT Counseling at www.studentloans.gov.  A registration and transcript hold will be placed on the students account until the EXIT Counseling is completed.