You are required you to complete Entrance Counseling
to ensure that you understand the responsibilities and obligations you are assuming.
If you are completing entrance counseling to borrow a loan as an undergraduate student, then the entrance counseling will fulfill counseling requirements for Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans.
If you are completing entrance counseling to borrow a loan as a graduate or professional student, the entrance counseling will fulfill counseling requirements for Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans.
provides important information to prepare you to repay your federal student loan(s).
If you have received a subsidized, unsubsidized or PLUS loan under the Direct Loan Program, you must complete exit counseling each time you:
- Drop below half-time enrollment
Completing the Exit Counseling requirement is only one step in keeping your loans in good standing. Until a student loan is paid in full, the student should continue to communicate with the Servicer regarding any changes in address, school enrollment status or questions about making repayment.
Also the Direct Loan Borrower is required to provide through the electronic Contact Information Survey
(CIS) his/her address, cell phone numbers, email addresses, and addresses of his/her references and various family members.
As soon as the Office of Financial Aid – International Student Aid Unit becomes aware of students’ Graduation/Withdrawal/Dropping below half time, a notice to complete exit counseling is sent by email to the students.
Students who do not complete these two requirements will have a hold on their AUB record. Such students may not be able to participate in Commencement, and diplomas may be withheld until these requirements are met.