It is a US Department of Education requirement, that all Federal Loan students undertake Exit Counselling prior to the completion of their course and provide contact details for themselves and their next of kin. Exit Counselling provides you with important information relating to your Stafford and PLUS Loans, such as repayment obligations and the consequences of loan default.
Complete Direct Loan Exit Counselling at NSLDS (opens an external site)
Your degree is not considered to be complete until you have undertaken exit counselling.
Repaying your loans
- Repayment information (opens an external site)
- Repayment plans (opens an external site)
- Loan forgiveness (opens an external site)
- Postponing repayment (opens an external site)
You may be interested in using a federal loan repayment calculator to better understand your total loan amounts, repayment options, and overall loan costs.
We recommend Student Aid on the Web Repayment Plans and Calculators website (opens an external site).