Entrance/Exit Counseling

  1. If I don’t complete entrance counseling what will happen?
  2. What is an exit counseling and how can I complete it? (TEACH grant and Direct Loans)
  3. What is entrance counseling?


If I don’t complete entrance counseling what will happen?

 

Due to federal regulations, your loan cannot be applied to your account until you have completed entrance counseling. You may complete entrance counseling via the US Department of Education’s web page at www.studentloans.gov.

In order to complete entrance counseling, please make sure that you have a federal pin number. If you do not, you may apply for one at http://www.pin.ed.gov.

Note:  Students are required to complete Entrance Counseling annually.


What is an exit counseling and how can I complete it? (TEACH grant and Direct Loans)

 

Prior to graduating or leaving school, Direct Loan borrowers and TEACH grant recipients are required to complete exit counseling.

The Direct Loan Exit Counseling will explain your rights and responsibilities as a Direct Loan borrower.

The TEACH Grant Exit counseling will explain the TEACH Grant Service Obligation and the terms and conditions that apply should your grant become a Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

Each online exit counseling session will take about 30-40 minutes to complete. Follow the steps below:

Steps to complete Exit Counseling:

 

Step 1. Visit: http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/.

 

 

Step 2. Click Exit Counseling.

 

Step 3. Click Start under the appropriate Exit Counseling session required – Choices are Loan Exit Counseling and TEACH Grant Exit Counseling (Recipients of both award types will be required to complete both counseling sessions).

 

 

Step 4.  Review all information and follow the on-screen instructions.

 

Step 5. Once prompted, Login to Exit Counseling (You will need your 4‐dgit FAFSA PIN – a duplicate may be requested at http://www.pin.ed.gov/).

 

 

Step 6. Proceed with Exit Counseling


What is entrance counseling?

Entrance counseling ensures that students are provided with valuable information regarding repayment and managing debt. The Federal Government requires that before a loan is disbursed, a student must successfully complete entrance counseling. You may complete Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling via the US Department of Education’s web page at:

http://studentloans.gov

In order to complete entrance counseling, please make sure that you have a federal pin number. If you do not, you may apply for one at http://www.pin.ed.gov.

Note:  Students are required to complete Entrance Counseling annually.

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