Loan Entrance Counseling
If you are borrowing from the Federal Direct Loan Program, Federal Perkins Loan Program, or the MN SELF Loan Program for the first time you will need to complete entrance counseling for each loan type you borrow from. If this is the first time that you have borrowed a Federal Perkins loan from WSU you must complete entrance counseling for the Perkins Loan regardless if you have borrowed a Perkins loan at another school. Loan funds cannot be disbursed until this is done.
What is entrance counseling?
The goal of entrance counseling is to help you understand what it means to take out a student loan. During entrance counseling, you will learn about the following:
Who has to complete entrance counseling?
*Parents taking out a Direct PLUS Loan to help pay for their children's education expenses do not have to complete entrance counseling.
When do I go through entrance counseling?
You must complete entrance counseling before WSU can make the first disbursement of your loan.
Where do I complete entrance counseling?
Federal Direct Loans (subsidized, unsubsidized, PLUS for graduates)
Located on the 2nd floor of Maxwell Hall#
School Year - Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Summer - Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Phone Line: 507.457.5090
FAX Line: 507.457.5628
Winona State University Toll Free: 800.DIAL.WSU (342.5978)
Email (Please include your name and student ID number)