The United States Department of Education requires all students who have received a Direct Loan from Kent State University to complete "exit counseling". A student must complete exit counseling when they exit the university, drop to less than half time enrollment status or graduate. Exit counseling informs you of your rights and responsibilities regarding the repayment process. 

You must complete exit counseling on the web, via

You will need your Department of Education PIN to access your exit counseling information. To obtain another copy of your PIN or request a PIN, go to It will take approximately two weeks to receive your PIN in the mail. Once you receive your PIN, you will be able to access your exit counseling requirements under ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT on the Direct Loan servicer web site. Follow the directions listed. 

For students graduating Spring 2015, the fair will be held Saturday, March 7th, 11am -3pm; Monday, March 9th, 11am - 6 pm; Tuesday, March 10th, 11 am to 6 pm at the Kent Student Center.

For students graduating Summer 2015, the fair will be held Wednesday, June 24th at the Kent Student Center.
Click here for more information about commencement or Grad Fair.

If you are a regional student or you live close to a regional campus, you can contact the Student Financial Aid staff at the regional campus for information on completing the exit counseling requirements in their office. 

Questions regarding this information may be directed to,