Direct Loan Counseling

Entrance Counseling

If you are a first-year borrower with the William D. Ford Federal Direct Stafford Loan program, you will need to complete entrance counseling. You may complete online entrance counseling (minimum browser support required). To complete online entrance counseling, you will need your FSA ID obtained from the U.S. Department of Education. Your FSA ID is the same username and password you used to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. If you did not complete a FAFSA online, do not have a FSA ID, or have misplaced your FSA ID, visit the U.S. Department of Education's FSA ID site.

Entrance counseling must be completed before your loan will disburse to your account.

Exit Counseling 

Prior to graduating or leaving college, Federal Direct Stafford Loan student borrowers are required to complete an Exit Counseling session. This Exit Counseling session has been created to make sure that you understand your rights and responsibilities as a federal student loan borrower.