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Financial Aid - Loan Processing

The federal student loans you're offered are just numbers on a page until they're processed. Use the following resources to make sure your funding doesn't get delayed.

Entrance Loan Counseling

Before receiving a student loan, borrowers must complete an online entrance counseling session. This interactive counseling session will help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower. The online entrance counseling session will take you approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Get Started:

  1. Go to studentaid.gov.
  2. Log in with your FSA ID username and password.
  3. Open the "Complete Aid Process" drop-down menu in the toolbar and select "Complete Entrance Counseling."
  4. Click the "Start" button to begin the module.

Master Promissory Note

In order to borrow a Federal Direct Loan, you must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN). The MPN is a legally binding agreement to repay your loan to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Completing this requirement will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

Get started:

  1. Go to studentaid.gov.
  2. Log in with your FSA ID username and password.
  3. Open the "Complete Aid Process" drop-down menu in the toolbar and select "MPN for Undergraduates."
  4. Click the "Start" button to begin the MPN.

*Periodically, on weekends, this federal website will be down for scheduled maintenance. You will be required to log in using your FSA ID. If you do not have a FSA ID, you will be prompted to create one.