Completing Loan Entrance Counseling

Use the tutorial below to assist you with completing your Loan Entrance Counseling, which is required for a Federal Direct Loan.

  • Go to
  • Click the blue Log In button
  • Enter your Username and Password (your FSA ID)
  • Read the Warning information and click on Accept
  • Hover over the Complete Aid Process dropdown and click on Complete Entrance Counseling
  • Read the information including What do I need? and then click on Start
  • Select INDIANA under Choose a state and PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST under Search school by name (enter Purdue University Northwest for either the Hammond or Westville campus) and click on Notify this School.
  • Select the Student Type (Undergraduate or Graduate or Professional) and click the Continue button.
  • The Counseling Session consists of 5 sections: Understand Your Loans, Manage Your Spending, Plan to Repay, Avoid Default and Finances: A Priority
    • Read the information on each page.
    • Answer the Check Your Knowledge questions in each section.
    • The correct answer will be displayed for you.
    • Once all questions are answered on the page, click the Continue button.
    • You can monitor your progress using the list located on the right section of the screen.
  • Once completed click on Submit Counseling
  • Note: Your loan entrance counseling is not complete unless you click Submit Counseling
  • This will take you to the Entrance Counseling Summary and you will receive a confirmation of successful completion. You can print a copy of your Entrance Counseling Summary.
  • Click Logout to finish your session