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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)


Loan Program

Loans are financial aid that must be repaid with interest at a future date. You must be attending at least half time (6 credits per aid period) to receive any loan.  The following aid period exist: Fall, Spring (consists of Winter Mini and Spring), Summer (consists of May Mini, Summer 1 and Summer 2).

Why federal student loans are a better option than private loans

Federal Direct Loan Interest Rates and Fees

Direct Loan Disclosure signed when completing the Master Promissory Note

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
Awarded to students who do not qualify for Subsidized Loan funds but still need additional financial assistance. The loan accrues interest as soon as it is disbursed and for the lifetime of the loan. 

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Awarded to students who do not qualify for Subsidized Loan funds but still need additional financial assistance. The loan accrues interest as soon as it is disbursed and for the lifetime of the loan. 

EXIT Counseling
Students who leave Blinn College by graduating, withdrawing, or not returning are required by federal regulations complete Federal Direct Loan EXIT Counseling.  Within 30 days making the determination a request will be placed on the student’s financial aid portal in myBLINN requesting that they complete the Exit counseling.  Students will be sent an email to their Blinn and personal email accounts informing them about the requirement.  They will also receive an additional email with an attachment explaining their rights and responsibilities as a borrower.  When this request is made a hold will be placed on the student’s account that will stop all registration activity as well as the ability to obtain an academic transcript or a diploma. 

Federal Direct PLUS Loan
Available to parents of dependent students who enroll at least half time (6 credits per semester), not to exceed the cost of attendance, minus any other financial aid awards. The parent is responsible for repaying the loan plus any interest. The parent’s credit history will be checked by the DOE. If a parent is denied the Parent PLUS Loan by the DOE, the dependent student is able to borrow Direct Student Loan amounts as if he were an independent student. Please be aware the DOE can require a parent to do PLUS Loan counseling if there is adverse credit history.

To apply for a Parent PLUS Loan: A FAFSA must be completed for the student, and the parent must complete the steps to request a Direct PLUS Loan at studentloans.govAdditional direction is provided as well.

Students who have ever received a Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan and attend Blinn College must complete a Direct Loan Exit Counseling once they cease to maintain at least half time enrollment or withdraw from the college at  Once the requirement is placed on your account you will be emailed several attachments and a hold will be placed on your account that stops all registration and the ability to obtain an academic transcript. 

Maximum loan debt
See yearly and lifetime maximum loan amounts set by the federal government. If you are unsure of your loan burden, you may check with the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). The NSLDS website will only list the federal loans you have borrowed but not private loans.

Private loans
Private loans are not federal loans but are considered part of a student's financial aid award. These funds are typically loaned to you by a bank or other non-educational organization based on the borrower’s credit. Blinn College will certify private loan amounts up to the cost of attendance minus all federal aid regardless whether you accept all federal aid or not.
To request a private loan and apply the funds to Blinn College:

  1. Complete the financial lender's loan application and promissory note.
  1. Complete Blinn College's financial aid application information and make sure you qualify for financial aid.
  2. You must also be meeting the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.
  3. Enroll in at least 6 credits each semester.
  4. Please be advised that the State of Texas does offer other funding to Texas residents.

Blinn College does not provided or distribute information about nor does it endorse any private education lenders. It is the students responsibility to research the various alternatives and apply. You will need to provide your lender with a copy of the Private Education Loan Application Self-Certification.