Entrance / Exit Counseling

Entrance Counseling (ELC)

First time loan borrowers must complete the Entrance Loan Counseling (ELC) before the loan will be disbursed to your student account.

  • Federal Direct Loan  - Entrance Counseling 
    • On the studentaid.gov website, click on the In School tab. Select the Complete Loan Entrance Counseling. In the section "I am an Undergraduate Student" click on the Log In To Start button. 
    • Complete this AFTER you are admitted to NDSU
    • If you have previously completed Entrance Counseling at another school, you will not need to complete it again.
  • Graduate PLUS - Entrance Counseling
    • On the studentaid.gov website, click on the In School tab. Select the Complete Loan Entrance Counseling. In the section "I am a Graduate or Professional Student" click on the Log In To Start button.
  • Nursing Student Loan - Entrance Counseling
    • If you need assistance with completing Entrance Counseling for the Nursing Student Loan contact Julie Flakker by email at julie.flakker@ndsu.edu or call 701-231-7538.
    • Must be completed annually for students receiving a Nursing Loan