Financial Aid & Scholarships

Student MPN

If you have just accepted your Subsidized or Unsubsidized loan and have never completed a Master Promissory Note before while a student at UNLV, you must wait at least 3-4 business days to sign your Master Promissory Note online. UNLV must first originate your loan with the Direct Loan Servicer based upon your recent acceptance. Your Entrance Counseling session may be completed now (if necessary) and is not subjected to a delay.

Your Student Loan Decision

You have accepted a Federal Direct Student Loan. You are required to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Loan Entrance Counseling to finalize your loan acceptance.

A Notice of Loan Disclosure will be sent to you outlining the type of loan, the amount of loan, and the anticipated disbursement dates associated with your MPN. Anytime you or UNLV adjusts the amount of your loan, a new disclosure will be sent to you. We strongly encourage you to keep for your records all disclosure statements.

There is no loan amount shown on your Online Master Promissory Note. By electronically signing the MPN, you are authorizing UNLV to credit your tuition account with the amount of Federal Direct Loan funds you accepted on your Award Confirmation or another written statement. Please refer to your Award Confirmation and other documents you have on record for the amount you are borrowing.

You have a strong influence over the amount you borrow. You may elect to reduce or cancel the amount of loan you want to borrow by completing an Award Revision Form, available at Student Financial Services. You may also fax or deliver a signed statement to reduce or cancel your student loan amount.

Your Preparation

To simplify your UNLV Federal Student Loan process, gather the required documents and other information before proceeding. You will need your U.S. Department of Education PIN to confirm your identity. If you do not have a PIN, please visit the U.S. Department of Education's PIN site to obtain one.

To complete your MPN online, you will be asked to provide your full legal name, address, school name, and Social Security number. Additional information will include your permanent address, driver's license number and state, e-mail address (if you have one), and telephone number. You will also be asked to provide the names, complete addresses, and telephone numbers of two references who have known you for at least three years. One reference should be a parent or legal guardian. UNLV's Federal School Code is 002569.

Get Your Master Promissory Note (MPN)

  1. Visit the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note website.
  2. Select What To Expect (left screen options) and print the page to assist you with collecting the required information before starting the electronic MPN process.
  3. Select Complete New MPN FOR STUDENT LOANS (left screen options). Follow the instructions and complete your online MPN. Completing the MPN will take approximately 30 minutes. You will need to provide the names, complete addresses, and telephone numbers of two references who have known you for at least three years.
  4. No paper is needed. Review, sign, and confirm your PLUS MPN. UNLV's Financial Aid and Scholarships Office retrieves and updates all confirmations through the U.S. Department of Education. There is no need to submit a paper confirmation to UNLV Student Financial Services.
  5. Optional: You may print a copy of your MPN for your records.

Your Lender Contact Information

If you received a UNLV Federal Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan for the period beginning fall 1995 to the present, please go to the National Student Loan Data System to confirm amounts borrowed and owed.

If you received a UNLV Federal Perkins Loan during any college semester, you should contact the Cashiering and Student Accounts to confirm amounts borrowed and owed.

If you received federal loans at another institution before or after you attended UNLV, please visit the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) website to confirm amounts borrowed and owed. You may also contact the financial aid office at your former institution(s) with any questions you may have about the information they have reported on NSLDS.

You may update the spaces below for your record. Note example for model.

Example
Loan School Semester I Borrowed... I Owe... Loan Status
Perkins UNLV Fall 2000 $3,000 $3,000 Deferred
      $ $  

Questions/Concerns

Borrowing money is a responsibility. Counseling staff is available to help you with any questions arising out of the PLUS process or any aspect of financial aid. Please call us at 702-895-3424 if you have questions or concerns.