What is Entrance Counseling?
Entrance Counseling is a federal requirement for all Direct Stafford Loan (subsidized and unsubsidized) recipients. Graduate students taking out Direct PLUS Loans who have not previously received a PLUS loan under the Direct Loan Program or the FFEL Program, are required to complete entrance counseling even if you previously completed it for a subsidized or unsubsidized loan.
Entrance Counseling provides you with information about:
Note: The funds for your loan will not be disbursed until you have completed the Entrance Counseling.
Steps to Complete the Entrance Counseling:
What is Exit Counseling?
Exit Counseling is a federal requirement for all Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Plus Loans and Federal Perkins Loan recipients. It is required before you withdraw, graduate or drop below half-time attendance (even if you plan to transfer to another school.) Exit counseling helps you understand your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower. During the counseling, you will learn useful tips and information to help you manage your loans such as repayment options.
Steps to Complete Exit Counseling: