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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

Instructions are provided below.

Estimated time to complete is 30 minutes


  • Log into with your FSA information
  • Confirm Your Information (3 steps)
  • On the Account Dashboard click Complete Aid Process then select Complete Entrance Counseling
  • From the Entrance Counseling page - click Start
  • Visit the 8 section and complete the Check Your Knowledge questions.
    • Notify Your School - Indiana State University
    • Estimate the Cost of Your Education
    • Paying for Your Education
    • Federal Student Loans
    • How Much Can You Expect to Borrow
    • Prepare for Repayment After School
    • Consequences of Not Repaying Student Loans
    • Summary
  • After completion, click Submit 
  • Allow 3-5 business days 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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