Exit Loan Counseling

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

You must complete Exit Loan Counseling at StudentLoans.gov

You will need your Department of Education FSA ID to access your Exit Loan Counseling information. If you have forgotten your FSA ID or need to request an FSA ID, go to fsaid.ed.gov. The FSA ID has replaced the PIN. The website will direct you on how to create an FSA ID if you do not already have a PIN. Once you receive your FSA ID, you will be able to access your Exit Loan Counseling requirements by returning to StudentLoans.gov.

Visit with financial aid representatives at the upcoming Graduation Fair!

For students graduating Spring 2019, the fair will be held at the Kent Student Center Bookstore. 

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Monday, March 4, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Tuesday March 5, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Questions regarding this information may be directed to the One Stop for Student Services.

Budgeting and Repayment

While you are logged into StudentLoans.gov, we highly recommend that you use the Repayment Estimator listed at the bottom left of the page under Tools and Calculators. This will give you an accurate estimate of your monthly payment. It is extremely important to budget for your upcoming loan payment now even though your loan payment will not start until 6 months after you graduate, withdraw or fall below half time enrollment.