You must complete entrance counseling before the first disbursement of your loan can be applied to your account. Entrance counseling helps you to understand your responsibilities and can be completed online at www.studentloans.gov.
(Select “Manage my Direct Loan” / “Sign in” / “Entrance Counseling”)
You must complete exit counseling after graduation. Exit counseling helps you know how much is due and when. Also, there may be options to consolidate many loans into one loan.
Step 1: Go to the website www.mappingyourfuture.org
Step 2: Click the tab Complete Online Counseling
Step 3: Choose the correct option tab
DirectLoan Exit: www.mappingyourfuture.org/sx
Or Spanish DirectLoan Exit: www.mappingyourfuture.org/ssx
Step 4: Fill in the state
Step 5: Then click continue, fill in school, agree to the disclosure statement, then complete the quiz
(This is a refresher for your memory of the guidelines and you cannot go past this unless they are correct, and it will tell you which questions are incorrect)
Step 6: After the quiz portion these are the things needed to finish the exit interview
A. Know how much money you owe
B. A monthly budget with your bills to complete the forms
C. Two personal references with addresses and contact phone information
D. One next of kin reference with addresses and contact phone information
E. Expected employer (if possible)
Step 7: click Submit Your Information tab
*you may want to copy the disclaimer that you are agreeing to when you click Submit Your Information*
Lastly, when you finish the counseling, a confirmation page will appear. Print this page for your records. Your Exit Interview will be electronically transmitted to Aquinas. If you have any problems with this online counseling, a paper version can be mailed to you. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 297-7545 to receive a paper copy. Completing an exit interview does not affect your loan grace period in any way. The grace period will begin once you are no longer enrolled for at least six hours. Thank you for attending Aquinas College and the best of luck in the future!