All students who take out Direct Loans must complete entrance counselling as part of the loan application process to make sure that you understand the responsibilities and the terms and conditions of your loan.
You'll need your PIN - the same one you used for your FAFSA. If you are only taking a Direct Stafford Loan the Direct Stafford Loan entrance counselling will need to be completed. If you are also taking a PLUS Loan please complete the PLUS Loan entrance counselling.
In addition you'll need to print out the counselling confirmation and email it to us Usaloans@abdn.ac.uk with your MPN’s as we require proof that the counselling session(s) have been completed.
We will not be able to proceed with your loan assessment until we have a copy of the counselling confirmation.
In accordance with USDE regulations, you must complete exit counselling when you finish your studies. This has to be done before you graduate, drop below half-time attendance, or withdraw. The counselling session will help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower and provides useful tips and information to help you manage your loans.
We will prompt you to complete your exit counselling just before your final loan disbursement is scheduled for payment.
You'll need your PIN - the same one you used for your FAFSA and it will take you approximately 30 minutes.