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Entrance Loan Counseling

To receive your first subsidized, unsubsidized, or graduate PLUS loan at UNLV, you must complete Entrance Loan Counseling and electronically sign your Master Promissory Note (MPN).

The entrance loan counseling process ensures you have a full understanding of the rights and responsibilities you will incur upon accepting a federal student loan. The MPN will serve as your authorization to borrow federal student loans through the Direct Loan program.

If you are a Perkins loan recipient, you must also complete Entrance Loan Counseling through the Cashiering and Student Accounts Office.

If you are NOT a Perkins loan recipient, follow the steps below.

  • Visit the Direct Loan website.
  • Complete the counseling, which will take approximately 20-30 minutes. Be certain to follow all instructions and to print any and all sections for your records if you desire. You will need to use your full legal name, Social Security number, and date of birth where applicable. To send your results to UNLV, type in Las Vegas for school name and then click on Search. You can then select University of Nevada, Las Vegas, from the search results.
  • When you have successfully completed the online counseling, we will retrieve confirmation via the web and update your financial aid record within five working days. There is no need to submit paper confirmation to our office.