Federal Direct Loan regulations require federal student loan borrowers to complete Federal Direct Loan Exit Counseling upon graduation, leave of absence, or withdrawal. Exit counseling provides important information that you will need as you prepare to repay your federal student loan(s). During exit counseling, you will review the terms and conditions that apply to your federal student loans, be introduced to various repayment options, and learn the importance of avoiding default.

Exit Counseling Sessions are held in person prior to graduation. If you are not able to meet in-
person, you can complete the Federal Direct Loan Exit Counseling session online at
studentaid.gov. For your reference is the Direct Loan Exit Counseling Guide.

Exit Counseling Sessions:
             Where: Taylor Science Center, Room #3039
             When:  Tuesday, April 2nd
                             Thursday, April 4th
                             Friday, April 5th
             Times: Various (See Event Registration)
What to Bring:
  • Your FSA ID (used to complete the FAFSA).
  • Your driver’s license number (if you have one).
  • You will be required to submit the name, address, and telephone number of three references that will know your whereabouts for at least three years after graduation. One of these references must be a next of kin (blood relative). All three references (including the next of kin) must be individuals with a United States address different from your after-graduation address. In addition, each reference must reside at a different United States address.
  • Email address (not your Hamilton email) along with your address and telephone number after graduation.

Questions should be directed to Diane Barrett (Financial Aid Advisor, dbarrett@hamilton.edu, 315-859-4395)


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