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Loan Counseling – Important Information about your loan

Entrance CounselingInformation you need to know before you apply for a Federal Direct Loan.

You must complete online counseling at www.studentloans.gov. You will need your U.S. Department of Education PIN to complete this step. You must complete entrance counseling each year that you apply for a Federal Direct Loan.

Exit CounselingInformation you need to know about your loan before you leave school.

You must complete and pass an online Exit Counseling Exam if you meet any one of these criteria; if you drop below half-time enrollment (less than 6 units) or within 30 days prior to graduating or leaving Hartnell.

Complete this counseling at www.nslds.ed.gov. Individualized instructions are included with each step, so read carefully before moving on the next step.