Entrance and First Time Borrower Counseling

All Students who borrow from the Federal Direct Loan Program for the first time as an Undergraduate or as a Graduate/Professional student, are required to complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling prior to the first disbursement of their loan. 

Direct Loan Entrance Counseling

Entrance counseling is required for Direct Loan Borrowers (Subsidized, Unsubsidized or Graduate PLUS) who obtain a Direct loan for the first time as an Undergraduate or for the first time as a Graduate or Professional student.

The following are items are helpful when completing entrance counseling 

  • FSA Login
  • Financial Aid Award Letter
  • Three references including contact information (may be parents, other relatives, or friends)

Direct Loan Entrance Counseling is available at studentaid.gov

 Once completed, the information will be sent to our office within 48 business hours to update DukeHub with a completed status.

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Undergraduate First-Time Borrowers

It is important for First-Time Borrower to have a good understanding of how the loan process works and how to best manage borrowing for their future. We strongly encourage our first-time borrowers to attend a group session that gives guidance concerning loans and personal finance.  With that in mind, we have sessions available to complete the "to do list" item for 2019-2020. 

Please use the links below to register for one of these sessions:

TBD for Spring 2020



If you are unable to attend one of the above sessions you may make an individual appointment using our online calendar:


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