Exit Loan Counseling Sessions


You are REQUIRED by the U.S. Department of Education to complete an online “Exit Loan Counseling” if you have received a federal direct subsidized or unsubsidized loan while attending college.  

Failure to complete the mandatory exit counseling will result in you not receiving your diploma.

The Financial Aid Office will receive an electronic notification from the U.S. Department of Education (weekly) and your Banner account will be updated, you do not need to contact our office, please check your Banner Self-Service account.

Please follow the steps below for the online requirement:

Step 1:  Log on to https://studentaid.gov

Step 2:  Select “Loan Repayment” on this page

Step 3:  Select the topic “Loan Exit Counseling”

Step 4:  Select program type:  Undergraduate or Graduate

Step 5:  Select “Log In to Start

(Use your FSA User Name or Email address and FSA ID Password)

Step 6:  Accept Terms and Conditions

Step 7:  Scroll down the checklist then select “Start”

Step 8: Proceed until process is complete

Step 9:  Final screen will display Exit Counseling Summary

VSU will be notified within 24 hours after submission

Two key points to remember: 1) make sure to use your (the student) FSA ID and password log-in information, 2) make sure you select EXIT counseling session. 

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to attend one of the In Person sessions or a Virtual Session listed below that will allow you to speak with a financial aid representative. It is important that you are aware and understand the various repayment options available to you in managing your student loan debt.

We are offering only two (2) In Person Sessions for exit loan counseling and one virtual session. No registration is required.

The time will be from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

**You only need to attend one session. The Session is 1 hour

In Person Session

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 or Monday, November 20, 2023


Engineering Building, Auditorium

Virtual Session

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
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**Questions regarding exit loan counseling can be directed to our Loan Manager, kjenkins@vsu.edu or to the financial aid mailbox, finaid@vsu.edu.