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Entrance Counseling

Entrance counseling is an online tutorial that provides detailed information about costs, budgeting, interest, and timelines. If you are a first time borrower of Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized or Graduate/Professional student PLUS loan you must complete entrance counseling.  This process requires the borrower's FSA ID and password.

For assistance with applying for a new FSA ID, or on password retrieval, visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid.

Instructions are provided below.

Estimated time to complete is 30 minutes

Instructions

  • Log into StudentLoans.gov with your FSA information
  • Select - Complete Loan Counseling (Entrance, Financial Awareness, Exit)
  • Locate Entrance Counseling - Click Start
  • Add school to notify: Indiana State University 
  • Select Student Type: Undergraduate or Graduate/Professional Student
  • Click Continue
  • Visit each section and complete the Check Your Knowledge questions.
    • Understanding Your Loans
    • Manage Your Spending
    • Plan to Repay
    • Avoid Default
    • Finances: A Priority
  • After completion, clic submit
  • Allow 48 business hours for ISU to process your electronic counseling.  If you have questions, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Entrance Counseling Instructions

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