Loan Counseling

First-time Direct Loan recipients must complete Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note at StudentLoans.gov.


How to complete Entrance Counseling

  • Go to StudentLoans.gov
  • Click the "Complete Entrance Counseling" link.
  • Click "Log in to Start." (Note: You will need your FAFSA Student Aid ID to access the MPZN. If you do not have your federal ID, you can create a new FSA ID here.
  • Follow the directions to complete your Entrance Counseling.
  • Print your confirmation page and keep for your records. Your confirmation will be electronically submitted to our office by the federal government.

How to complete your Master Promissory Note

  • Go to this MPN page on StudentLoans.gov.
  • Under “Complete a Master Promissory Note” select “Log In”.
  • (Note: You will need your federal student aid (FSA) ID and password to access the session. If you do not have your federal ID, you can create a new FSA ID here.
  • Follow the instructions to complete, sign and submit your Direct Loan MPN.
  • Our office will be notified within 2-3 business days after you sign your MPN.

​When you graduate or withdraw and become less than a half-time student you will be required to complete exit counseling.