Upon ceasing enrollment and prior to beginning repayment, you will be required to complete exit counseling if you have received any of the following:
Exit counseling will provide information about borrower rights, responsibilities regarding loan repayment, and review the TEACH Grant service requirements. To determine how much you have received in federal loans and/or TEACH Grants, you can use the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) to track your funds.
Exit Counseling Sessions for June Graduates
The Financial Aid Office and Student Services Center are offering two in-person exit counseling sessions for students who are graduating in June. The sessions will cover information about Direct loans, FFEL loans, Perkins loans, and University loans. The sessions will last about an hour, and you will have ample opportunity to ask questions.
The location for both sessions is the Havana Room at the Graduate Community Center, 750 Escondido Road. The sessions are for both undergraduates and graduate students. No RSVP is necessary.
You may also complete the exit counseling requirement online. The online process is different for each program.
You do not need to notify the Financial Aid Office upon completion of your exit counseling requirement. However, you are welcome to contact our office with any follow-up questions.
For questions about your individual student loans, you should contact your lender or the current holder of your loan. To determine the holder of your loan, you should consult NSLDS. Please note that private (non-federal) education loans are not included in NSLDS.
If you encounter difficulties with your lender, you may wish to contact the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Ombudsman. The Ombudsman provides borrowers with information and guidance to resolve concerns about their student loans. As an advocate, the Ombudsman can research problems and determine if you have been treated fairly. Here is the contact information for the Ombudsman’s office:
U.S. Department of Education
FSA Ombudsman Group
830 First Street, N.E., Mail Stop 5144
Washington, D.C. 20202-5144
If you plan to re-enroll at Stanford or another college or university, please notify your lender. You may need to complete an in-school deferment request to postpone repayment. You should continue to make monthly payments until you are officially notified of approval of your deferment request.
Last update: October 15, 2013 1:44 PM