Loan Entrance Counseling
Federal regulations require that all first-time borrowers have loan counseling before the first disbursement of various federal loans. The financial aid office will notify you either via email or paper letter if you are required to complete entrance counseling in order to receive your loans. The Direct Loan online loan counseling is available once loans have been certified and accepted by the federal government. Entrance counseling is serviced by ECSI if you are receiving a Perkins, Health Professions or University Loan. All required items will be listed in your To Do list in your myZou Student Center. During the first day of orientation week, the financial aid coordinator will review the different loans with the entering class and advise members of their rights and responsibilities.