Loan Entrance Counseling
The purpose of this session is to help students understand their rights and obligations as a student borrower. First-time borrowers for the Federal Direct Stafford Loan and Federal Direct Grad PLUS loan must complete an Entrance Counseling before their loan can be processed. Students may complete the session online from StudentAid.gov.
In order for students to be able to use the StudentAid.gov site effectively for completing the MPN, they will need to have installed the latest release for one of the supported browsers:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Edge
- Apple Safari
You will need your FSA ID to log in to the website. An FSA ID is comprised of a username and password and can be used to login to certain Federal Student Aid websites, such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
How to begin Entrance Counseling
The screenshot below shows the correct links for Entrance Counseling (Steps 1 – 2).
- Once you have logged on, select Complete Loan Counseling (Entrance, Financial Awareness, Exit).
- Choose Start Entrance Counseling to begin.
Loan Exit Counseling
The purpose of this session is to help students understand their rights and obligations as a student borrower. The federal government requires that Federal Stafford and Federal Grad PLUS loan recipients complete student loan exit counseling each time they file an intent to graduate prior to graduating or whenever they cease to enroll at least half-time. Students may complete the session online from StudentAid.gov
Your school records will be placed on HOLD if you have not completed an Exit Counseling by graduation.