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Entrance Counseling and MPN

William D. Ford Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

Students borrowing from the Federal Direct Loan program must complete the following before receiving loan funds:

Direct Loan Entrance Counseling

  1. Go to StudentLoans.gov
  2. Log in using your FSA ID and password
  3. Select “Complete Counseling”
  4. Select “Entrance Counseling”
  5. Follow the steps to complete the Entrance Counseling requirement.

Direct Loan Master Promissory Note

  1. Go to StudentLoans.gov
  2. Log in using your FSA ID and passwordNote: parents completing an MPN for the Parent PLUS loan must sign in using their own information, rather than the student's
  3. Select “Complete Master Promissory Note”
  4. Select the type of loan you are receiving, including Parent PLUS and Grad PLUS if applicable.
  5. Follow the steps to complete the Master Promissory Note.