Entrance Counseling

The Department of Education mandates that all first time Federal Direct Loan and Federal Grad PLUS borrowers complete entrance counseling.  


Loans cannot be disbursed to students’ accounts until this requirement is met. If a student has been awarded a Perkins loan, separate Perkins Loan Entrance Counseling is required to be completed as well.  Please choose the appropriate counseling session below. Please contact the Financial Aid Office directly if additional assistance is needed.

Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling

If you are instructed to complete Direct Loan Entrance counseling, please click here. (Need to insert link - https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

Instructions for completion:  Sign in, then select ‘Complete Counseling’.  Next, select ‘Entrance Counseling’.  Enter school state and school name information to add Cardinal Stritch University so that the Financial Aid Office is notified when you completed the entrance counseling requirement.

Federal Perkins Loan Entrance Counseling

If you were awarded and accepted a Federal Perkins loan, please complete your entrance counseling by reviewing the Perkins Loan Entrance Interview Confirmation and returning the completion page to the Financial Aid Office.