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Financial Aid Links


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Federal School Code: 002025


Entrance Counseling - https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

Entrance Counseling is a federal requirement for all Direct Stafford Loan recipients. The funds for your loan will not be disbursed until you have completed the counseling. Entrance Counseling provides you with information about:

  • Your rights and responsibilities as a borrower.
  • Interest rates, expenses, repayment plans, and other important details about borrowing
  • Who to contact with questions

Steps to Complete the Entrance Counseling:

  • Log onto www.studentloans.gov
  • Click on the Sign In box. You will be required to enter your SSN Number, first two characters of your last name, your Date of Birth and PIN.
  • " Once you have logged in, select Complete Entrance Counseling. You will need about 30 minutes to complete the counseling session.

Exit Counseling - https://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/public/SaEcWelcome.do

Exit Counseling is a federal requirement for all Federal Direct Stafford Loan recipients. Exit counseling requirements were created to ensure that you understand your rights and responsibilities as a borrower. During the counseling, you will learn how to make payment of your loans easier and how to get help and protect your credit rating if you have problems.

Steps to Complete Exit Counseling:

  • Log onto www.studentloans.gov
  • Click on the Sign In box. You will be required to enter your SSN Number, first two characters of your last name, your Date of Birth and PIN.
  • Once you have logged in, select, "Complete Entrance Counseling".

Master Promissory Note (MPN) - https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

The MPN is a promissory note that can be used to make one or more loans for one or more academic years (up to 10 years). There are three types of MPNs in the Direct Loan Program: one for Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, one for Direct PLUS Loans, and Graduate PLUS Loans.

The Federal Direct Loan Program offers the following types of loans for Law students:

  • Unsubsidized: not based on financial need; interest is charged during all periods, even during the time a student is in school and during grace and deferment periods.
  • Graduate PLUS: unsubsidized loans for the graduate/professional students. PLUS loans help pay for education expenses up to the cost of attendance minus all other financial assistance. Interest is charged during all periods.

Steps to Complete the MPN:

  • Log onto www.studentloans.gov
  • Click on the Sign In box. You will be required to enter your SSN Number, first two characters of your last name, your Date of Birth and PIN.
  • Once you have logged in, select Complete Master Promissory Note (MPN). Be sure to select the MPN you need for the type of loan you accepted.