What is Entrance Counseling?

Before receiving a student loan, borrowers must complete an entrance counseling session. This quick and easy interactive counseling session provides useful tips and tools to help you develop a budget for managing your educational expenses and helps you to understand your loan responsibilities.  It is a federal requirement that you complete this Entrance Counseling session before your loan will disburse.  You can complete entrance counseling at studentloans.gov.

Typically, the Entrance Counseling will last 10 years. However, if the student has completed the counseling with another institution that does not participate with the Direct Lending program, more than like the student will need to complete another Entrance Counseling.

For questions or concerns related to actions performed on the studentloans.gov Web site, please contact the Student Loan Support Center at 800-557-7394.

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  • Topic #: 8202-151
  • Date Created: 9/15/2011
  • Last Modified Since: 12/11/2013
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