If you are a first time borrower of Direct Loans, it is a requirement that you complete Entrance Loan Counseling before any Direct loans can be disbursed
Loan Counseling is designed to educate you, the student loan borrower, of your rights and responsibilities to Federal Student Loans.
As a condition of borrowing Federal Direct Student Loans, borrowers are required to complete Exit Counseling when they leave the university for any amount of time (including taking a term off) or graduated (including moving from one degree program to the next). Through Exit Counseling, a student borrower:
As a Federal Direct Student Loan borrower, we are required to remind you of your responsibility to complete Exit Counseling. Complete this counseling requirement online by signing into your http://www.studentloans.gov/ student borrower account.