Stafford MPN/Ent Instructions

To complete your online Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and online Direct Loan MPN, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Student Loans.gov.  
  2. Click on the "Log In" button  
  3. Fill in your student FSA "Username (or Verified E-Mail Address)" and "Password".  Once you have typed in this information, click on the "Log In" button.  

    1.  Don't have a username or password?  Click on the "Log In" button and then click "Create an FSA ID".
    2.  Forgot your username or password? Click on the "Log In" button and then click "Forgot Username or Password" You may retrieve your forgotten username and/or password under the "Edit My FSA ID" tab.  

  4. Confirm your personal information by clicking on "Update My Profile" and select your preference for future correspondence.  If you supply your e-mail address, confirmation of completed forms will be sent to your email address. We HIGHLY recommend that you complete this section. After completing this section click "Save Account Settings" button.  
  5. Click on the "Complete Loan Counseling". Click the "Start" button beside Entrance Counseling to begin your counseling session. Add Roanoke College to your school notification list so that we will be notified that you have completed the process.
     
    1.  you should read the information presented to you thoroughly.  Information about your rights and responsibilities in repaying this loan will be outlined.  You will also be quizzed about the information presented throughout the counseling.  

  6. Once you have completed entrance counseling and clicked "Submit Counseling", Roanoke College will be notified and if you provided an email you will also receive notification from the Department of Education.  
  7. To complete your Direct Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note click on the "Complete Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note)" in the "Next Steps" box. Then click the "Start" button beside the "MPN for Subsidized/Unsubsidized loans".
     
    1.  Be prepared to provide the name, address and phone numbers for two individuals (one can be a parent) within the U.S. to list as your next of kin and as a reference.  

  8. Complete all questions. Once you have "Signed & Submitted", Roanoke College will be notified.   

Remember, it's a multi-step process; you must complete all steps to ensure timely delivery of loan proceeds.  If you have any questions, contact our office at (540) 375-2235 or (800) 200-9221.  We look forward to serving you during the coming year.