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Office of Student Affairs - Financial Aid

Entrance Counseling

Federal loan entrance counseling provides basic information to new student borrowers about the terms and conditions of the loans they have been awarded, as well as the rights and responsibilities of a student loan borrower.

Every student who has been awarded and accepted a Federal Direct Stafford Loan or a Federal Perkins Loan has a responsibility to receive entrance counseling the first time they are awarded a federal student loan at SIU School of Medicine. Federal loans will not be processed until we have been notified by Direct Loans that the entrance counseling requirement has been completed.

Online Direct Loans Entrance Counseling is available at any time on the federal Direct Loan web site.