What is a Federal Direct Loan?  

  • ​Federal Direct Loans are student loans provided by the U.S. Department of Education to enable a student to pay ​​for education after high school. 
  • Eligible students borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education at participating schools. 
  • Federal Direct Loans are available at Shasta College include the following types of student loans: Federal Direct Subsidized and Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans.