Federal Loan Exit Counseling Information
Upon graduation, withdrawing, or dropping below half-time status, students must complete exit counseling to review their rights and responsibilities as a borrower of federal loans. This also applies to students who have elected to use the federal TEACH Grant.
If you are graduating in December 2019 or January 2020 join one of our Exit Counseling Sessions on either December 3th at 4 pm or December 4th at 5 pm. Sign up here!
- Subsidized, Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS Loan exit counseling is completed at studentloans.gov. Completing this session satisfies Augustana University's exit counseling requirements.
- Federal Perkins Loan and Nursing Loan exit counseling is completed through the UNISA website. If you have questions about Perkins Loan Exit Counseling, contact Sharon Heap at Sharon.Heap@augie.edu or call 605.274.5239.
- Federal TEACH Grant exit counseling can be completed at studentloans.gov.
There are many resources available to assist you in understanding how loan repayment works and options available for repaying your student loans. The best resource for your federal loans is to visit studentaid.gov or contact your federal loan servicer directly. If you don't know who your federal loan servicer is you can find that information at studentloans.gov. Your login for studentloans.gov is your FSA ID (FAFSA username and password).
FedLoan Servicing (PHEAA) has a short video with tips for you as you enter repayment on your federal loans. While FedLoan Servicing (PHEAA) may not be your loan servicer the general information still applies.
Federal Loan Servicers:
FedLoan Servicing (PHEAA)
Granite State Management & Resources - GSM&R
Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.
OSLA Student Loan Servicing
Federal Perkins and Nursing Loans are serviced by UNISA Inc.
Should your federal subsidized and/or unsubsidized loans be placed with more than one servicer you have the right to request the loans be transferred to one servicer. If your servicer isn't working with you on this you may contact the Department of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Private Loan Lenders:
Bank of North Dakota DEAL Loan
CU Scholar / LendKey
Discover Student Loan
iHELP Student Loan
Iowa Partnership Loan
Minnesota SELF Loan
Navient Smart Option Loan
Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan
Thrivent Student Loans
Wells Fargo Collegiate Loan
Union Federal Private Loan
Augustana Office of Financial Aid will conduct in-person sessions each December and April for our winter and spring graduates. Watch for information on when these important sessions are offered so you can leave Augustana with all the information you need to successfully repay your student loans.