First time Direct Loan borrowers must complete entrance counseling. Studentloans.gov, the US Department of Education's Direct Loan website, provides an entrance counseling tool that provides students the necessary information required before a student borrows a loan and, upon completion, it sends an automatic notification to the school the student designates.
Undergraduate students: please select the option specific to undergraduate students.
Graduate/professional students: please select the option specific to graduate/professional students. This is required for first time Unsubsidized and Grad Plus loan borrowers.
As a Direct loan borrower, you must complete Exit Counseling when you withdraw, drop below half-time enrollment, or graduate. The exit counseling at studentloans.gov will satisfy the requirements for Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and Grad Plus loans.
As a Federal Perkins or Lew Wentz loan borrower, you must complete Exit Counseling when you withdraw, drop below half-time enrollment, or graduate. Use the link below to access Mapping Your Future's Exit Counseling tool. Scroll down to the Exit Counseling portion and select the link for Perkins exit..