Graduating with Student Loans?
Whether you are graduating, dropping below half-time, or taking a leave, now is the time to plan for loan repayment. In addition, federal regulations require all federal loan borrowers to complete loan exit counseling requirements no more than 30 days prior to the end of your enrollment. Unfortunately, we must place holds on diplomas & transcripts for incomplete requirements.
Optional: Want help understanding loan repayment?
April 25, 2017 from 5:00-6:00 pm: Participate in our webinar on Income-Driven Repayment Plans. Learn about the various Direct Loan repayment plans that use your income to determine the amount of your monthly payment.
May 1, 2017 and May 3, 2017 from 3:00-5:00 pm: Attend our hands-on Graduating with Student Loans workshops to help you understand loan repayment and complete your online exit counseling. After a short presentation, we'll help you access your loan information online and begin completing your required exit counseling.
Required: Complete Online Exit Counseling
The Loan Office will email detailed instructions to your Brown email address. Not sure what loans you've borrowed? View all of your loan exit counseling requirements on Banner Self Service.
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Useful Information to Have:
You will need to enter estimates of your income and expenses while completing the Direct Loan counseling. This is only used to help you evaluate the different payment plans and how they fit into your estimated budget.
Learn About Your Loans
Your loans will enter a grace period - a period of time when payments are not required. This will give you a few months to learn about your loans, determine your income & expenses, and develop a loan repayment strategy. Review our resources at the bottom of our Repay your Loans page for more info!
Returning to school?
If you return to school (at least half-time, in a degree granting program), you must notify each of your loan servicers. You may be eligible to place your loans into deferment. You may be required to submit a completed deferment request to your servicer. See additional details regarding deferment.