Steps to Apply for Direct Federal Stafford Loans

Step 1

Receive and review your Financial Aid Award Letter.

Once you have been awarded, you can view award information in the FAM Student Portal.

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Complete Student Loan Entrance Counseling.

New students requesting a loan may receive loan Entrance Counseling online at Returning borrowers proceed to Step 4.

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Complete Master Promissory Note.

Complete Master Promissory Note at

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Review revised award letter and receive loan disbursements.

Review the Disbursement Schedule for Stafford Loans. Note: First time borrowers are required to have a 30-day delay for their first disbursement. 1 Quarter loans are disbursed in two disbursements, 1st at the regular disbursement date and the 2nd at midway through the quarter.