Exit Loan Counseling

All Federal and Institutional loan borrowers are required to complete an exit loan counseling session and personal reference form prior to graduation, or when the student's enrollment status drops below half-time.  We recommend that you attend a counseling session in person through either a group session scheduled at your school or an individual appointment using our online calendar, however you may also complete the counseling session online. Each type of loan Direct Federal, Perkins, Nurse Faculty or other Institutional Loans has it's own online session for you to complete. So if you have borrowed a Direct Unsub Loan, as well as a Perkins and a Duke Institutional Loan, then you will need to complete three separate online sessions or go to one group or individual session. 

After you complete a counseling session you will also need to complete a Personal Reference Form.  If you attend a group or individual session you can complete the personal reference form here: 

Personal Reference Form

If you complete a session online for a Direct Sub/Unsub or PLUS loan, the form is part of the online session.  The same is true for a Perkins loan.  If you complete an online session for an Institutional loan or a Nurse Faculty loan then you can complete your personal reference form here: 

Personal Reference Form

Please remember that you must complete both a counseling session and the personal reference form in order to satisfy your graduation requirement.  Below are links to the different counseling sessions. 


Upcoming Group Exit Counseling Sessions

Large Group Sessions

For the Spring Semester, we schedule at least one group session for each individual school at Duke. 

To register for one of these sessions please click on the links below. 

TBD for Spring 2020







Individual Counseling

Individual exit loan counseling sessions are available daily at the Office of Student Loans and Personal Finance from 9:00am - 4:00pm. The sessions usually take between 45 to 60 minutes. To schedule an individual counseling session or to check availability, please use our appointment calendar.  

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Online Counseling

Online Counseling is available for those who are studying away from Duke and are unable to attend a group session or schedule an appointment with the Office of Student Loans and Personal Finance.