Exit Counseling Interview

Exit Counseling Interview

Temple University and the federal government require that you complete a student loan exit counseling interview. Before you withdraw, graduate, or drop below half-time attendance (regardless if you plan to transfer to another school), regulations require that you complete an exit counseling session for your Federal Stafford Loan (subsidized or unsubsidized), Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and Grad Plus Loans. Failing to complete your exit counseling interview could prevent you from receiving your diploma and obtaining your academic transcripts.

Depending on the type(s) of loans you have, you may be required to complete TWO exit counseling sessions: one for the Federal Stafford/Direct Loans and one for your Perkins/Health Profession Loans.

Federal Stafford/Direct loans are completed at the www.studentloans.gov website.

You may complete the required Perkins/Health Profession student loan Loan Exit Counseling interview.  Before you begin you should have the following information available.

  • Name, address and telephone number of the nearest relative and two other references.
  • Name, address and telephone number of expected employer (if known).

The exit counseling interview will provide you with:

  • Information on how to manage you student loan repayment.
  • Your rights and responsibilities as a borrower in the federal student loan program.
  • Forbearance, deferment, hardship, disability, discharge and forgiveness information.
  • Other important loan servicing and default consequence information.

National Student Loan Data System

  • If you are not sure of the amount you have borrowed in student loans, transferred to another school with financial aid, or you do not remember who your lenders were for the student loans you received, then NSLDS is the place for you.
  • The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the United States Department of Education's central database for student loans. NSLDS provides a centralized database of student loans so that recipients can review all of the student loans received from any school that was attended.
  • The federal database contains a detailed list of your federal student loans and the lending institution from which you borrowed. It also maintains your interest rates and loan amounts.
  • In order to use the NSLDS, you will need to provide your social security number, two digits of your last name, your date of birth and your PIN. If you need assistance when using the web site, please call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243.
  • Please note that health profession loans and private alternative loans information are not available on the NSLDS website.

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