The federal government requires a student to participate in loan counseling prior to receiving a Federal Direct loan. Federal Direct Loan Entrance Loan Counseling will explain various aspects of student loans, such as repayment and interest, and your rights and responsibility. It concludes with a 15-question quiz. You must get all answers correct to successfully complete Federal Direct Loan Entrance Loan Counseling.

Federal Direct Loan Entrance Loan Counseling can be completed by visiting www.studentloan.gov. You will need your U.S. Department of Education PIN to successfully complete Federal Direct Loan Entrance Loan Counseling. After you complete Federal Direct Loan Entrance Loan Counseling, the results will be sent electronically to Marshall University, although you may wish to print a copy of the rights and responsibilities page for personal records.

You only have to complete Federal Direct Loan Entrance Loan Counseling once, prior to your first Federal Direct loan disbursement.