Direct Loans

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Direct Loans

Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for the cost of a student's education after high school. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education (the Department), though the entity you deal with, your loan servicer, can be a private business.

With Direct Loans, you:

  • Borrow directly from the federal government and have a single contact-your loan servicer-for everything related to repayment, even if you receive Direct Loans at different schools.
  • Have online access to your Direct Loan account information via your servicer's website.
  • Can choose from several repayment plans that are designed to meet the needs of almost any borrower, and you can switch repayment plans if your needs change.

Master Promissory Note (MPN)

You will complete your MPN on line at the website listed below. When you get to the website, click on Complete New MPN for Student Loans. If you do not have your FAFSA federal four digit pin number you will be instructed on how to obtain a duplicate. You will need your pin number to sign your MPN electronically. You will also need complete names, addresses and phone number for two references. These two references must live at different addresses.

Direct Loan Entrance Counseling

First time borrowers of a federal student loan are required by federal law to complete entrance loan counseling. If you have never borrowed a Federal Direct Loan or a Federal Stafford Loan you must do entrance counseling. When entering our school name do not abbreviate the name.

Direct Loan Exit Counseling

Direct Loan Exit Counseling is required before you withdraw, graduate, or drop below half-time attendance (even if you plan to transfer to another school), helps you understand your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower, and provides useful tips and information to help you manage your loans. 

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