All first-time Federal Direct Stafford and Graduate PLUS loan borrowers must complete entrance counseling prior to receiving their first loan disbursement. You may complete this process by following the link on your “TO DO LIST" on iRATTLER or you may click here Entrance Loan Counseling to begin the process. Entrance counseling takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. Students who previously completed entrance counseling for FAMU are not required to complete entrance counseling for each academic year.
The Office of Financial Aid receives results of entrance counseling from the Department of Education. Federal Direct Stafford and Graduate PLUS loans will not disburse until entrance counseling has been completed.
All student borrowers are required by Federal Law to complete exit counseling on the web upon graduation, withdrawal, failing to return for a subsequent semester, or enrollment as a less than half-time student.
Exit counseling takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete and you may click here Exit Counseling to begin the process. Failure to complete exit counseling will result in a hold being placed on the student's file.
Student borrowers must complete exit counseling to obtain a degree and/or an official transcript from the Registrar’s Office.