All students who receive a federal student loan, including the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Nursing Loan, Federal Direct Loan-Subsidized, and Federal Direct Loan-Unsubsidized, are required to attend an Entrance Loan Counseling session before loan funds will be released to you.
You must complete the following online version of Entrance Loan Counseling to satisfy this requirement at UND. Loan funds cannot be disbursed until Entrance Loan Counseling is completed.
Depending on the loan you receive, there is a different Entrance Loan Counseling session to complete. Please read below to find your Entrance Loan Counseling session.
Direct Loan (Subsidized, Unsubsidized, GradPLUS)
Students who have been awarded a Federal Direct Loan (subsidized, unsubsidized and/or GradPLUS) complete the following entrance loan counseling session:
You will be required to log into the Direct Loan Servicing Web site. You can use either your U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Number (PIN) or your name, social security number, and date of birth. You should have received your PIN in the U.S. mail after completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application and being found eligible for financial aid. You may register for a new or replacement PIN at the U.S. Department of Education PIN Site.
Click the "Sign In" Button under 'Manage My Direct Loans' and log in.
Click the "Complete Entrance Counseling" link on the left side of the page and then again in the middle of the page.
Identify yourself as an "undergraduate student" or "graduate/professional student".
Read the instructions and click "Continue" to complete entrance loan counseling.
Please note: Students completing entrance loan counseling as an "undergraduate student" must complete entrance loan counseling as a "graduate/professional student" when borrowing a GradPLUS loan.
Students who have been awarded a Federal Perkins Loan must complete the following entrance loan counseling session:
Once you have completed your entrance loan counseling session(s), the Student Financial Aid Office will be notified electronically. This notification may not happen immediately so it is to your advantage to complete this requirement well in advance of the expected disbursement date of your first loan.