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How to Complete Entrance Counseling

Entrance counseling is a required online tool to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a Direct Loan borrower. You must complete this requirement before you can receive your Direct Loan.

The session takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. To complete the entrance counseling requirement:

  1. Use your FSA ID to sign into StudentLoans.gov
  2. Choose "Complete Counseling" and then choose "Entrance Counseling"
  3. After selecting the school name "PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY (THE)", choose whether you are completing the entrance counseling as an "undergraduate" or "graduate/professional" student.
  4. Progress through the counseling tool until you complete all five sections of your counseling session.

Our office will be notified within 3-5 business days after you complete entrance counseling.

In most cases, you will only need to complete entrance counseling once during your degree.

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