Are you graduating in May? Did you borrow through the Direct Federal Student Loan Program? Did you participate in the TEACH Grant Program? If so, please review the message below regarding an obligation before graduation.
Congratulations on your impending graduation! You have one final obligation prior to graduation if you have borrowed from the Direct Federal Student Loan Program and/or participated as a recipient of the TEACH Grant Program… that is to complete the required Exit Counseling! The Exit Counseling(s) are a way for you to review the terms and conditions surrounding your loan and/or grant funds used during your college career.
The Exit Counseling session for student loans will walk you through the total amount borrowed, interest accrued, repayment terms, deferment, consolidation, forgiveness options, and what to expect during your repayment period. At the completion of the counseling session, you will be able to select the repayment plan that best suits your needs. If a plan is not selected, the Standard Repayment Plan (10 year repayment) will be selected as the default. The counseling guide can also be found attached to this email for review and later reference. The required exit counseling can be completed online at the link provided below. The University will automatically be notified after Exit Counseling has been completed. Your FSA ID will be required in order to log into the counseling.
Required Federal Student Exit Counseling-
The TEACH Grant Exit Counseling session will review the terms of your Agreement to Serve to prepare you through your service obligation period. The TEACH Grant Exit Counseling guide can be found attached to this email. You can complete TEACH Grant Exit Counseling online at the link provided below. The University will automatically be notified after Exit Counseling has been completed. Your FSA ID will be required in order to log into the counseling. If you borrowed Federal Student Loans and participated in the TEACH Grant Program, both Exit Counseling sessions will be required.
Required TEACH Grant Exit Counseling- https://studentaid.gov/app/teachExitCounseling.action#!/teachExit/launch
If you would like assistance in completing the online Exit Counseling session, computers are available for use in the Conlan Center with staff members available to answer questions. Please do not hesitate to contact the office with questions. You may schedule an appointment by calling Student Administrative Services at 513-244-4418 if you would like to review your student loan information or TEACH Grant eligibility.
Also, the websites listed below can provide additional information with respect to completing the required Exit Counseling.
www.fsaid.ed.gov- FSA ID access to the Federal web sites
https://nslds.ed.gov/nslds/nslds_SA/- National Student Loan Data System
www.studentaid.ed.gov- Loan Calculators
https://studentaid.gov/app/pslfFlow.action#!/pslf/launch- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Tool
Student Administrative Services