Federal Direct Loans - Steps to Completing Entrance Counseling on studentaid.gov

1. The student logs in to studentaid.gov using his or her Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID:


Log in


2.    Once logged in, select “Complete Aid Process” then choose “Entrance Counseling” from the drop-down menu.

 Entrance Counseling


3.   Read all the loan information provided throughout the counseling process, provide any requested information, and answer all review questions.

  • Students who complete counseling to receive Direct Loans as an undergraduate student satisfy the Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan Entrance Counseling requirement.
  • Students who complete this counseling to receive Direct Loans as a graduate or professional student satisfy the Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS Loan Entrance Counseling requirement.
  • The U.S. Department of Education will e-mail you an Entrance Counseling Confirmation and provide your completion status to the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA).