Entrance Counseling is a federal requirement for all Direct Stafford Loan recipients. The funds for your loan will not be disbursed until you have completed the counseling. Entrance Counseling provides you with information about:
To Complete Your Online Entrance Counseling:
When you graduate or withdraw and become less than a half-time student (half time = 6 credit hours) you will be required to complete Exit Counseling, also located on https://studentaid.gov.
Your confirmation will be electronically submitted to our office within 1-2 business days by the federal government.
Master Promissory Note
The Master Promissory Note (MPN) is a legal document in which you promise to repay your loan(s) and any accrued interest and fees to the U.S. Dept. of Education. It also explains the terms and conditions of your loan(s); for instance, it will include information on how interest is calculated and what deferment and cancellation provisions are available to you.
How to Sign your Master Promissory Note:
Exit Counseling is a requirement that is established after you go below half-time status (6 credits). As soon as you go below half-time status, you enter a six month grace period, as applicable. If you have not re-enrolled in classes for at least half-time at the end of your grace period, you will become responsible to begin repayment on your Direct Stafford Loans. Exit Counseling provides you with information about:
To Complete Your Exit Counseling:
***If there are unsatisfied requirements showing on your BRIDGE account, please follow the steps necessary in order to receive your financial aid. If this information is not completed and received, your financial aid will not be processed.
How to Complete Exit Counseling
Grace Counseling Outreach and Default Prevention Outreach
You are not alone when it comes to student loans. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has partnered with Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), to provide you with FREE assistance on your Federal student loan obligations to ensure successful, and comfortable, loan repayment. Inceptia’s friendly customer representatives may reach out to you during your grace period to answer questions you have about your loan obligation and/or repayment options. They may also contact you if your loan(s) become delinquent. Inceptia is not a collection agency. We’ve partnered with them to help you explore a wide variety of possibilities such as alternative repayment plans, deferment, consolidation, discharge, forgiveness, and forbearance options. Inceptia will stay in touch with you via phone calls, letters, and/or emails to help you find answers to your questions and solutions to your issues.
For additional resources including information on repayment options, please visit Inceptia’s Federal Student Loan Overview website at Inceptia.org/FAQ.