Loan Acceptance Process

Students who are offered federal loans are required to complete a loan acceptance process in the Financial Aid Student Portal. Students who wish to accept any portion of their awarded loan amount(s) will not receive funding until this process is complete.
Please note: This loan acceptance process is replacing the Data Change Form (DCF) used to reduce or decline loans in academic year 2021-2022 and prior.

If you were offered federal loans, at such a time that you are eligible to complete the loan acceptance process, you will receive an email notification that includes instructions for accepting, adjusting, or rejecting/declining your federal loans. If you have already received that email, please follow the instructions to complete the required loan acceptance process. Please do not attempt to begin the process until you receive the email notification, as your loans must be in an awarded status before you can complete the process.

We have created the following resources to assist students in completing the loan acceptance process:

Accepting Awards Quick Guide
Accepting Awards Video
Adjusting or Rejecting Awards Quick Guide
Adjusting or Rejecting Awards Video

Additional information regarding your financial aid and the student portal is available in the Financial Aid Portal Library. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact your regional One Stop Student Services Center. If you are an RBHS student, please contact your campus Financial Aid Office.