Financial Aid Links
Types of loans
Trinidad State College offers Federal Direct Stafford loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), as well as Direct Parent loans (PLUS loans).
Please visit the following link that explains each of the loans https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/loans.
The loan application may be accessed on the Financial Aid page, click on “forms”, and look for Federal Direct Stafford Loan process.
The U.S. Department of Education's National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) allows you to access information on loan and/or federal grant amounts, your loan status (including outstanding balances), and disbursements made. Go to www.nslds.ed.gov.
Loans are borrowed money that must be repaid, with interest.
Trinidad State College (TSC) participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program, also known as Direct Loans. Eligible students and parents borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education. Direct Loans include subsidized and unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans and Direct PLUS Loans.
Code of Conduct
Click the following link for a pdf version of the Trinidad State College Financial Aid Code of Conduct
Trinidad State College has partnered with ECMC Solutions to assist you with managing your student loan repayment. This service is of no cost to you; just an added benefit Trinidad State College is providing to you to ensure a successful repayment history.
ECMC's professional staff can help you if you have questions about repayment or deferment
options available to you. I encourage you to call them at 1-877-331-3262 or visit