Online Loan Entrance Counseling
Students who borrow under the Federal Direct Loan program are required to complete Loan Entrance Counseling before receiving loan proceeds. The Entrance Counseling session is self-paced and will provide you with important information necessary to make informed borrowing decisions. Generally Loan Entrance Counseling is required once per student (see below for more details) we encourage loan borrowers to make a habit of completing the counseling session annually. The information provided assists student’s in managing their student loan debt and prepares the student for successful future repayment.
Borrowers of federal student loans agree to complete Loan Exit Counseling each time they drop below a half-time enrollment status, withdraw, and before graduating. Both counseling sessions are available online here.
In entrance counseling, you will be asked to complete a quiz at the end of each section. The quiz must be answered correctly to successfully complete the counseling session; you will be given an opportunity to correct any mistakes.
Types of Loan Entrance Counseling
Undergraduate Student – Subsidized & Unsubsidized Loans
The undergraduate version of Loan Entrance Counseling provides information unique to the loan types and terms available to undergraduate students through the Federal Direct Stafford loan program. The counseling explains the differences between Subsidized and Unsubsidized loan types, as well as important eligibility and cost of borrowing information.
Graduate & Professional Student – Unsubsidized & Graduate PLUS Loans
The graduate and professional student loan counseling provides information unique to loan types and terms available to graduate and professional students through the Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Direct PLUS loan programs. The counseling explains the differences between the Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS loan types, eligibility information (including credit eligibility for PLUS loans), as well as costs associated with borrowing.
PLUS Loan Counseling
Federal Direct PLUS loans require borrower credit approval, unlike the Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford loan programs. If an applicant is credit denied for this loan and later obtains approval either through an endorser or an extenuating circumstances appeal made to the Department of Education, the borrower will be required to complete a supplemental PLUS Credit Counseling session before notification of their credit approval will be issued to their college.
If you have already completed loan entrance counseling for another school you need to notify the Student Financial Aid Office that you have completed the counseling previously. You are not required to complete the counseling again. To have a copy of your completed counseling sent to Regent University, visit www.studentaid.gov and log in. Select the option to view completed counseling (on the left hand side of the page) and select Regent University as the school you would like to notify.
If you have any questions, you may contact us at 757.352.4385.
Below are some average figures for Regent University student loan borrowers.
|School of Enrollment||Average Aggregate Borrowing||Average Repayment per Month|
|College of Arts & Sciences||$22,322||$257|
|Business & Leadership||$41,377||$476|
|Psychology & Counseling||$64,806||$745|
Note: Data as of May 23, 2016 (for 2014-15 academic year). Undergraduate aggregate figures based on four years of borrowing. Graduate aggregate figures based on two years of borrowing, except Law and School of Business & Leadership, which are based on three years. Repayment figures based on interest rate during repayment for 2014-15 loans and based on standard 10-year repayment period.
Students have full access to data concerning all their federal student loans at the National Student Loan Data System website. View your complete federal student loan history. (Any private loans you borrowed would not appear in this database.)