Direct Loan Information

Monday, May 1 is the last day to accept, reinstate or increase a Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized or PLUS Loan for the 2016-2017 academic year (fall/spring or spring only).

The Direct Loan Program has low interest loans that undergraduates, graduates and parents of dependent students may obtain from the Department of Education. This program includes the Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan, the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the Federal PLUS Loan. These loan programs were created by Congress to help all eligible students and parents, with and without financial need, pay for the student's educational expenses.

For additional information please check out the Loan Information Page.

Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan Application Process

Stafford Entrance Counseling

  • Go to StudentLoans.gov
  • Under "Manage My Direct Loan" select "Sign In." (Note: You will need your FAFSA Student Aid ID to access the MPZN. If you do not have your federal ID, you can create a new FSA ID here.
  • Click “Complete Entrance Counseling” and follow the directions.
  • Begin the Quiz.
  • At the end of the quiz, read your rights and responsibilities and click “Submit.”
  • Click “Print this Page” to print your confirmation page then click “EXIT.” Your confirmation will be electronically submitted to our office by the federal government.

Master Promissory Note

  • Go to StudentLoans.gov
  • Under "Manage My Direct Loan" select "Sign In." (Note: You will need your FAFSA Student Aid ID to access the MPZN. If you do not have your federal ID, you can create a new FSA ID here.
  • Sign in using requested information.
  • Select "Complete Master Promissory Note" and follow the instructions.