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How to Complete Entrance Loan Counseling and Master Promissory Notes

How to Complete Entrance Loan Counseling

You will need the following items to complete the Loan Entrance Counseling:

• Your US Department of Education (FAFSA) Personal Identification Number (PIN)

• Your e-mail address, date of birth, and social security number

Step 1: Navigate to the website: www.studentloans.gov.

Step 2: "Sign In" under Manage My Direct Loan.

Step 3: Click Complete Entrance Counseling.

Step 4: Select either "Undergrad" or "Graduate" loans based on your enrollment.

Step 5: Complete your Loan Entrance Counseling/Quiz.

Important Note: Select GEORGIA and then MERCER UNIVERSITY in the drop-down menus of the School and Loan Information section. Mercer’s Macon address will appear.

After you have complete the entrance counseling quiz, our office will be notified by the U.S. Department of Education within approximately one week that you have completed entrance counseling.


How to Complete a Master Promissory Note

You will need the following items to complete a Master Promissory Note:

• Your US Department of Education (FAFSA) Personal Identification Number (PIN)

• Permanent Address, Telephone Number, and Email Address

• Driver’s License Number (if applicable)

• Names, addresses and phone numbers of two personal references.

You must have known the references for at least three years.

References cannot share the same address or phone number.

Step 1: Navigate to the website: www.studentloans.gov.

Step 2: "Sign In" under Manage My Direct Loan.

Step 3: Click Complete Master Promissory Note.

Step 4: Select the appropriate loan type.

Step 5: Enter Personal Information.

Step 6: Select GEORGIA and then MERCER UNIVERSITY in the drop-down menus of the School and Loan Information section. Mercer’s Macon address will appear.

Step 7: Enter Personal References information.

Step 8: Read Terms & Conditions carefully.

Step 9: Review your information and Sign your MPN.

Step 10: You should receive this message: "Thank you for submitting the MPN". In addition, you should receive a confirmation e-mail.