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!

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. 
HESC/EdFinancial Services
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 loanexchangeteam@ed.gov

Common Private Loan Lenders:

Bank of North Dakota DEAL Loan 
Citizens Bank 
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.