The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Entrance Counseling

The William D. Ford Direct Loan Program provides students the opportunity to borrow money to help pay for college. The low-interest Stafford student loans are an option after filing the annual FAFSA application and do not require credit bureau evaluation.

Because of this, Federal Regulations require that all first time borrowers complete Entrance Counseling prior to the disbursement of a Direct Student Loan. This step ensures that all students are aware of the borrowing process from beginning to end as well as repayment options.

Online Entrance Interviews:

  1. Connect to the Direct Loan Entrance Counseling website.
  2. Use your FSA ID and password to "LogIn" at the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  3. You will be directed to the main page with several options.
  4. Click on the option titled, "Complete Loan Counseling." All students must complete the first choice (Entrace Counseling). 
  5. Make certain that you select "The Citadel" (listed under "T" not "C") as the school to notify about your Entrance Counseling.
  6. Select "Student Type" (Undergradtuate or Graduate students).
  7. Click on "Next" to move through the screens until you reach the end. Make sure you understand the tutorial information before you begin taking the quiz. A glossary is also available to get definitions.
  8. When you finish the quiz, enter some personal information to assure that The Citadel receives your electronic confirmation of completion.

Remember that we cannot credit the loan funds to your account until we receive your Entrance Counseling confirmation of completion.

If you have questions about the material presented on this website contact the Financial Aid Office.

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