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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. Select “Complete Counseling” under the appropriate category("Undergraduate Students", "Graduate/Professional Students", etc.).
  3. Log in using your FSA ID.
  4. Follow the steps to complete the Entrance Counseling.

Direct Loan Master Promissory Note(MPN)

  1. Go to StudentLoans.gov
  2. Select “Complete Loan Agreement for a Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan (MPN)” under the appropriate category (“Undergraduate Students”, “Graduate/Professional Students”, etc.).

    • If you are a parent approved for the Parent PLUS Loan, you must login with your FSA ID (used to sign your student’s FAFSA) and complete the Parent PLUS Loan MPN. Select the requirement under “Parent Borrowers”
  3. Log in using your FSA ID
  4. Follow the steps to complete the appropriate MPN.