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A counseling session will take at least 30 minutes to complete. You must complete the counseling in a single session. You cannot save a partially completed counseling session.

Entrance Counseling

Required

Entrance Counseling is required before you can receive your first Direct Subsidized Loan, or Direct Unsubsidized Loan as an undergraduate, or your first Direct PLUS Loan as a graduate/professional student.

Useful Information to Have

Useful Information to Have

Details on your income, financial aid, and living expenses. Some useful resources:

  • Your student account at your school.
  • A copy of the award letter from your school's financial aid office.
  • A listing of the tuition and fees for your school. Visit CollegeNavigator.gov for this information.

Financial Awareness Counseling

Financial Awareness Counseling provides tools and information to help you understand your financial aid and help you manage your finances.

Complete this counseling any time.

Useful Information to Have

Useful Information to Have

Details on your income, financial aid, and living expenses. Some useful resources:

  • Your student account at your school.
  • A copy of the award letter from your school's financial aid office.
  • A listing of the tuition and fees for your school. Visit CollegeNavigator.gov for this information.

PLUS Counseling

PLUS Counseling is required if the U.S. Department of Education has informed you that you have an adverse credit history and you have obtained an endorser or documented to the satisfaction of the U.S. Department of Education that there are extenuating circumstances related to your adverse credit history.

PLUS Counseling can be completed voluntarily at any time. If PLUS Counseling is completed voluntarily and you are determined to have an adverse credit history by the U.S. Department of Education within 30 days of PLUS Counseling completion, your PLUS Counseling requirement will be considered to be fulfilled.

Useful Information to Have

Useful Information to Have

Any details on your income, financial aid, and living expenses. Some of this information can be found in:

  • Your or your child's student account information.
  • Details on your future income, financial aid, and living expenses.

Exit Counseling

Required

Exit Counseling is required when you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollmentThe minimum hours or credit hours you need to be enrolled to be eligible for a federal student loan. For information on half-time enrollment at your school contact your school's financial aid office. . Exit Counseling provides important information you need to prepare to repay your federal student loan(s).

At the end, youll need to provide the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number for your closest living relative, two references who live in the U.S., and current or expected employer (if known).

Useful Information to Have

Useful Information to Have

Any details on your financial aid, current or expected income, and living expenses.


Were you looking for TEACH Grant Counseling?

The TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve can be completed on the TEACH Grant Web site.

TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling can be completed on the TEACH Grant Web site.

TEACH Grant Exit Counseling can be completed on the NSLDS Web site.