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Direct Loan Entrance Counseling
All students who are borrowing a Federal Direct Stafford loan for the first time at American University must complete online entrance counseling session before the loan can be disbursed.
The U.S. Department of Education requires all first-time borrowers and/or new students to American University to complete an Entrance Counseling Session. This session explains students’ rights and responsibilities as federal student loan borrowers. Students may complete the Entrance Counseling Session online at http://www.studentloans.gov. Within 3 days, AU will be notified electronically upon completion of this requirement.
Note: federal student loan funds cannot disburse until the loan counseling session requirement has been successfully completed.