Loan Application and Counseling
Students can apply for a loan as well as perform both entrance and exit counseling for the Federal Direct Student Loans online here.
Important Information for Loan Borrowers:
As of July 1, 2010 all students will be required to borrow loan funds through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, one of the Federal Student Aid Programs offered by the US Department of Education. All borrowers (new and returning) must complete a new Master Promissory Note (MPN) for any loan to attend this Academic Year 2012-13.
Prior MPN’s completed with any other lending agency will no longer be valid, and cannot be used to obtain student loan funds.
If you indicated on your FAFSA that you are interested in a loan for the 2012-13 academic year, you will be required to complete the following 3 steps to receive a loan:
Complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note MPN)/Loan Application at: www.StudentLoans.gov
Entrance Counseling: All new student borrowers are required to complete entrance counseling for their loans at: www.StudentLoans.gov
Returning students: If we are able to determine that a student has had a prior Federal Stafford Loan, we will not require the completion of the Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling.
Complete a Loan Request Form telling us how much money you wish to borrow. This form is enclosed with your letter.
For Fall 2012/Spring 2013 Download the form here: Loan Request Form.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who plan to attend Fall and Spring should indicate a Full Year loan amount on the Loan Request Form.
For Summer 2013 Download the form here: Summer Loan Request Form.
The above Direct Loan website is also a great source of information regarding the loan programs.