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Federal Direct Student Loans

Step One

Accept or reject your loans

You can Accept or Reject your student loans by logging into your Student Self-Service account.

  • Once logged in, click on Financial Aid.
  • Select the appropriate award year.
  • Click 'Review and accept your Financial Aid Award Package' from the Checklist. If the link is not available, you can select My Awards from the Financial Aid drop down menu near the top of the screen.
  • In the Loans section, click to accept or decline each loan. You may accept the entire loan amount, reduce the loan amount, or decline the entire loan amount.

To complete Step 2 and Step 3, you will need to sign into Studentloans.gov using your FSA ID (the login you use for FAFSA).  If you do not remember your FSA ID, click ‘Forgot Username or Password?’ and follow the recovery steps.  For additional assistance, call 1-800-557-7394.

Step Two

Complete online entrance counseling.

Be sure to indicate that you are an undergraduate student.  Select Texas State Technical College as the college to notify. At the end of the counseling session, you will be notified if you have passed. For assistance regarding Entrance Counseling, please contact toll free: 1-800-557-7394


DO NOT LOG OUT. PROCEED WITH SIGNING THE MPN

Step Three

Complete your Master Promissory Note at the same website in Step Two.  Be sure to choose Complete Master Promissory Note for Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan.

For assistance, please call 1-800-557-7394

More detailed information regarding student loans can be found here.



Parent Loans

Parents can borrow a PLUS Loan to help pay your education expenses if you are a dependent undergraduate student enrolled at least half time in an eligible program at an eligible school. PLUS Loans are available through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. For more information on parent loans click here.


Emergency Tuition Loan

Haven’t received your financial aid package and it’s time to pay your state and designated tuition? If you meet the qualifications, you may be eligible for an emergency tuition loan.  You may contact the Student Accounting Office to apply.  


Exit Counseling

If you receive a loan, before you withdraw, graduate, or drop below half-time attendance (regardless if you plan to transfer to another school), regulations require that you complete an exit counseling session for your Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans.  The counseling session provides information about how to manage your student loans after college.  Click here for exit counseling.

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