First-time graduate student PLUS borrowers must complete Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan entrance counseling by signing into www.studentloans.gov, clicking on the Complete Counseling link, and then within the Entrance Loan Counseling block clicking on the Start button. Enter “West Virginia” in the School State field and “Marshall University” in the School Name field. Check the “I am completing entrance counseling to receive Direct Loans as a graduate (beyond bachelor’s degree) or professional student” choice, which is within the Select Student Type block on the bottom of the page.

After you complete Federal Direct PLUS Counseling, the results will be sent electronically to Marshall University. We recommend you print a copy of the rights and responsibilities for your records and future reference.