All first-time federal loan borrowers at the Tepper School are required to complete one or more entrance counseling sessions as part of their federal loan application process. Entrance counseling provides information about your rights and responsibilities as a federal loan borrower and requires you to correctly answer related questions at the end of the session. Federal funds are not disbursed until after completion of the required loan entrance counseling.
Complete Federal Loan Entrance Counseling via www.studentloans.gov using your federal PIN (the PIN used to complete the FAFSA). Be sure to indicate that you are a graduate/professional student and include Tepper's federal school code, E00074.
First-time Perkins Loan borrowers must complete Perkins Loan Entrance Counseling (in addition to Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling). Perkins Loan entrance counseling is done via our servicer's website, www.ECSI.net, using school code Z9, but only after being contacted by the HUB to do so, generally around the start of classes in the semester in which you are first offered a Perkins loan. These documents are not available to students prior to being contacted by the HUB.
Upon graduating, ceasing enrollment, or dropping below half time status (less than 18 units), all Federal Loan borrowers are required by federal regulations to complete online exit counseling. The session provides information about your rights and responsibilities as a federal loan borrower and requires you to answer related questions at the end of the session. Students do not need to notify The Tepper School upon completion of their exit counseling requirement, but are welcome to contact The HUB with any follow-up questions.
Federal Direct Loan borrowers complete exit counseling via The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
Perkins Loan borrowers are required to complete a separate exit counseling session (in addition to Federal Direct Loan Exit Counseling) via our Perkins Loan servicer website, Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI).