Stafford: Secure Your Loan
Your official award letter will indicate whether you are eligible for a federal Stafford loan, as well as how much you are able to borrow.
Please take the following steps to receive your federal Stafford loan:
- Accept or decline each fund on the ‘My Awards’ tab in FinAidOnline. Make sure to change the year in the upper right corner to the academic year your loan will apply to. If you would like to utilize less than the loan amount(s) offered to you, complete the Revision Form by clicking the “Apply Online” tab, and we can make the requested changes for you.
- Complete federal Stafford loan entrance counseling. Federal student loan regulations require you to go through this electronic loan counseling session before you receive your loans. The counseling session explains all of your rights and responsibilities. To complete this counseling, you will need the personal identification number – PIN (changes to PIN coming in late April) that you used to electronically sign your FAFSA.
- Complete and sign a federal Stafford loan master promissory note. The MPN is a binding legal document that you sign to show your commitment to repay your student loans. To complete and sign the MPN, you will need the PIN (changes to PIN coming in late April) you used to electronically sign your FAFSA. Our office will be notified when you have signed your MPN.
If you have any questions about securing your loans, please contact our Office of Financial Aid.
Office is located on the main floor of the B.P. John Admin building.