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Entrance Counseling Requirements


If you have not previously received a Direct Loan, the federal government requires you to complete entrance counseling to ensure that you understand the responsibilities and obligations you are assuming when borrowing a student loan.

If you are completing entrance counseling to borrow a loan as an undergraduate student, then the entrance counseling will fulfill counseling requirements for Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans.

If you are completing entrance counseling to borrow a loan as a graduate or professional student, the entrance counseling will fulfill counseling requirements for Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Direct Graduate PLUS Loans.

Who should complete this?

Students who have not previously received a subsidized/unsubsidized loan or Graduate PLUS loan under the Direct Loan Program

Why do I need to complete the Entrance Counseling?

Entrance Counseling is a requirement established by the institution on behalf of the Department of Education. Entrance Counseling must be completed before a student loan can be disbursed to your student account.

Entrance Counseling Steps

Step 1: Have the following information with you:

  • Verified FSA ID and password
  • School Code
  • Details on your income, financial aid, and living expenses 

Step 2: Log in here to complete Entrance Counseling

  • Click on the "Start" button of the Exit Counseling website
  • Log in using your FSA ID and password
  • Begin module

**You must complete the entire module to receive a “completed” status. If you close your browser without completing, your progress will be lost.

Interested in more information?

Visit www.studentaid.gov