Entrance Loan Counseling
If you intend to borrow a Federal Direct Stafford Loan while attending Hawkeye, you will need to complete:
- an Entrance Loan Counseling session,
- a Master Promissory Note (MPN), and
- a Student Loan Game Plan.
Completing the Entrance Loan Counseling Session, the Master Promissory Note (MPN), and a Student Loan Game Plan is mandatory for all students planning to take out a Federal Direct Stafford Loan per Federal regulations.
You do not have to complete these requirements if you are only accepting Federal Grant aid.
Parents assuming a Federal Direct Stafford Parent PLUS Loan to pay for their child's education are not required to complete Entrance Loan Counseling.
If you have previously completed Entrance Loan Counseling at another school, you are still required to complete the Entrance Loan Counseling for Hawkeye Community College.
Completing Your Entrance Loan Session
Entrance Loan Counseling must be completed before your first disbursement of your Subsidized/Unsubsidized Federal Loans.
During the Entrance Loan Counseling session you will learn about:
- Federal Direct Stafford Loan
- your rights and responsibilities as a borrower
- managing educational expenses
- other financial resources to consider that may help pay for your education
To start your Entrance Loan Counseling session:
Go to www.studentloans.gov
Click on the green "Sign In" button.
To sign in, you will need your social security number and your Federal Student Aid PIN.
Allow 20-30 minutes to complete the Entrance Loan Counseling session.
Completed Entrance Counseling data is submitted to The Department of Education for processing and then an Entrance Counseling Acknowledgement is sent to Hawkeye Community College.