Entrance/ Exit Counseling Interview

Entrance Counseling

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

(Select “Manage my Direct Loan” / “Sign in” / “Entrance Counseling”)

Exit 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.

Exit Counseling Instructions

  1. Go online to
  2. Sign in by using your Federal Pin (this is the same four digit code associated with your FAFSA).
  3. Click on Complete Counseling then choose the option for Exit Counseling.
  4. Select the state of Tennessee and choose Aquinas College as your school (make sure to click notify).
  5. Continue through the five interview steps and answer all questions.
  6. Once you have completed your Exit Interview a confirmation page will appear.
  7. Your Exit Interview will be electronically submitted to Aquinas.

If you have any problems with this online counseling, a paper version can be mailed to you. Please contact our office at 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!