Federal Aid Counseling

Federal Direct Loan Counseling

Students that accept federal Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, or Direct Graduate PLUS Loans are required to complete federal Entrance Counseling.  Entrance Counseling teaches students about what a Direct Loan is, how the process works, how to manage educational expenses, other financial resources to consider to help pay for one’s education, and one’s rights and responsibilities as a borrower.

 

Students may complete Entrance Counseling for their federal Stafford loans at any time by visiting https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

The federal government's guide to Entrance Counseling may be found at  http://www.direct.ed.gov/pubs/entrcounselguide.pdf 

If students have federal Direct loans at any time while at UNF, federal exit counseling must be completed each time the student completely withdraws, unofficially withdraws, drops enrollment to less than six credit hours in a semester, or graduates.  Federal Exit Counseling is the process by which students review and acknowledge their rights and responsibilities for all of the federal student loans that they have borrowed.  Federal Exit Counseling is mandatory and failure to complete the requirement will prevent disbursement of future term financial aid. The requirement can be completed by going to the federal government’s National Student Loan Database System website at http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/SaEcWelcome.do

The federal government's guide to Exit Counseling may be found at  http://www.direct.ed.gov/pubs/exitcounselguide.pdf. Students may also access information about their federal Stafford Loans at any time by visiting https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action or http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/

 

 

Federal TEACH Grant Counseling

Students that accept a federal TEACH Grant must complete federal TEACH Grant Counseling and an Agreement to Serve (ATS) each year that they receive a TEACH Grant.  TEACH Grant Counseling explains the TEACH Grant, the Agreement to Serve, one’s service obligation, and the potential conversion of a TEACH Grant to a loan.

Students may complete TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling at any time by visiting https://teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/studentHome.action

 

Students may complete an Agreement to Serve at any time by visiting https://teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/studentHome.action

 

The federal government's guide to TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling my be found at  https://teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/images/gen/factsheet.pdf

If students have federal TEACH grants at any time while at UNF, federal TEACH exit counseling must be completed each time the student completely withdraws, unofficially withdraws, drops their enrollment to less than six credit hours in a semester, or graduates.  Federal TEACH exit counseling is the process by which students will review and acknowledge their rights and responsibilities for all of the federal TEACH grants that they have received.  Federal TEACH exit counseling is mandatory and can be completed by going to the federal government’s National Student Loan Database System website at http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/SaEcWelcome.do

The federal government's guide to TEACH exit counseling may be found at https://teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/images/gen/exitCounseling.pdf

 

Student may also access information about their federal TEACH grants any time by visiting https://teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/studentHome.action

 Please note: students seeking to complete any counseling requirements in person may contact One-Stop Student Services in order to schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid Specialist.