If you are a first-time borrower you must complete Loan Entrance Counseling, as required by the U.S. Department of Education, before any loan funds are disbursed to your student account.
Sign in to your Federal Student Aid account and select the Entrance Counseling session for Stafford Loans. An electronic confirmation will be sent to Gardner-Webb once the counseling session is completed. For a more guided experience, follow these steps, or contact our office or your admissions counselor for help.
The U.S. Department of Education serves as the lender for all Direct Stafford Loans. As part of accepting your student loan, you must complete the required Federal Direct Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN). Once completed, it will be used as long as you are enrolled at Gardner-Webb, if not expired. The Dept. of Education will send Gardner-Webb an electronic confirmation once you complete this requirement. REMEMBER — The Dept. of Education will not disburse your loan funds until the MPN is completed!
Information You Need Before Completing Your Federal Direct Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note:
Sign in to your Federal Student Aid account to complete your Federal Direct Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note. Follow these steps or contact our office or your admissions counselor for help.
Graduation Candidates: Congratulations! The U.S. Department of Education requires that all graduates complete an exit counseling session prior to graduation. You will receive a notification from the Financial Planning Office when it is time for you to complete this requirement. You will be able to visit the National Student Loan Database Student Access website to complete the counseling session. Once prompted by the Financial Planning Office, please visit the link below, in order to fulfill this requirement, so that there are no roadblocks to obtaining your degree.
Log in to your Federal Student Aid Account to complete Exit Counseling