Federal Direct Stafford Loan Application Process

If you have been awarded a Federal Direct Stafford Loan on your Award Letter from Northwest University, and you have accepted the offer of a Federal Direct Student Loan, it is a requirement that you complete both the Online Entrance Counseling, and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for your Federal Direct Stafford Loan.

 

 Online Entrance Counseling

  1. Go to https://www.studentloans.gov/
  2. Click the green “Sign In” button on the left of the page
  3. Enter the required information (including the 4 digit PIN used in completing the FAFSA) and click “Sign In”
  4. You are now on your Studentloan.gov profile page.  Click on the “Complete Entrance Counseling” link in the middle of the page.
  5. Read the instructions on the page and click “Complete Entrance Counseling”
  6. Select whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student and click “Continue”
  7. Read all of the information about the Entrance Counseling Quiz and click “Continue” when you are ready to begin
  8. Under “School State” select “Washington” and under “School Name” select “Northwest University” then click “Continue”
  9. Read each set of information and answer the questions at the bottom (A box will pop up and let you know what the correct answer is after you answer each question) then click “Continue”
  10. When all pages (1-15) are complete, read the information on Consolidation and click “Continue”
  11. Click on the “Borrower’s Rights” link and review the information that comes up
  12. Click “Submit” on the Borrower’s Rights and Responsibilities page

You have completed your Entrance Counseling!

 

Master Promissory Note

  1. Go to https://www.studentloans.gov/
  2. Click the green “Sign In” button on the left of the page
  3. Enter the required information (including the 4 digit PIN used in completing the FAFSA) and click “Sign In”
  4. You are now on your Studentloan.gov profile page.  Click on the “Complete Master Promissory Note” link in the middle of the page.
  5. Click on the type of loan that you received per awarded on your Award Letter
  6. Enter the required information under “Personal Information”
  7. Under “School and Loan Information” select “Washington” and then “Northwest University” then click “Continue”
  8. Enter your reference’s information and click “Continue”
  9. Read the Terms and Conditions, sections C through G
  10. Check the “I have reviewed the information…” box and click “Continue”
  11. Review that all the information is correct and enter your E-signature in the corresponding boxes (First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name) and click “Sign”
  12. Click on the “HTML Version” and review your MPN
  13. Click “Continue”
  14. You’re Finished!  You can view a PDF version of your MPN and print it for your records

 

You have completed your Master Promissory Note!