Processing Loans

To process Federal Direct Loans, students need to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Loan Entrance Counseling. Students must follow the instructions below to complete the MPN and Entrance Counseling electronically.

Go to studentloans.gov.

Click on the green button to sign in with your FSA ID. Students will need their social security number, personal information, employer information and school name.

Student must complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN). Two references must be entered: one to be a parent or close relative, not living with the student and the other may be a friend.

Students then e-sign the MPN.

Loan Entrance Counseling is required for first-time borrowers. Entrance counseling is a federal regulation mandated by the Department of Education which explains the student's rights and responsibilities as a borrower.

New student borrowers will not receive credit for their Federal Direct Loan until both the Master Promissory Note AND Loan Entrance Counseling is completed. If students need assistance completing their MPN, they can contact the Direct Loan customer service center at 800-557-7397.