Office of Financial Aid
Applying for Your Loan Just Got Easier
Federal Direct Loan
Master Promissory Note (MPN) and
Student Loan Entrance Counseling Instructions
Click here for Instructions in pdf format
If a Federal Direct Loan is part of your financial aid package, your loan proceeds cannot be credited to your student account until you follow the instructions below. Also, Federal regulations require The Lincoln University to administer entrance loan counseling to all student (FIRST TIME) loan borrowers before they receive their loan proceeds.
A) Go to “www.studentloans.gov.” Click on “Log In”.
Enter your User Name and ID Password (click on “Create an FSA ID” if you do not have a username and ID password.
Click on “Complete Master Promissory Note.”
Select “Complete Subsidized/Unsubsidized MPN” .
Provide your personal information. Click “Continue.”
Enter two Personal References. Click “Continue.”
Read your terms and conditions (all sections), and acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree. Click “Continue.”
Electronically sign and then review your MPN, then print your MPN for your records.
You will receive a congratulations confirmation upon successful completion.
B) Under the counseling section (located on bottom left side of screen) click on “Complete
Click “Start Counseling” under Entrance Counseling “.
Enter your school state and school name, click “Continue.”
Read ALL the information, then answer the questions provided, click “Continue” until quiz is completed
Once you have completed all the steps and viewed the borrowers rights and responsibilities click
“Submit” and receive a congratulations confirmation.
C) You have successfully completed the mandatory loan process for your Federal Direct Loans.
Before applying for the Federal PLUS Loan you
must complete the Federal
Loan Pre-Qualification Request Form (provided by the Office of Financial Aid)
to determine if you will be approved or denied.
How to Complete Your Approved Federal Plus Master Promissory Note (MPN) for Federal Plus Loan
(For Parents Only)
If a Federal PLUS Loan is part of your
aid package, your Federal PLUS Loan proceeds
cannot be credited to the student's account
until you follow the instructions below to
complete the Federal PLUS Loan Master
Log onto www.pin.ed.gov
and apply for your PIN number as a parent
(refer to PIN postcard for instructions).
A PIN number is mandatory. It will be required
to sign your Federal PLUS MPN
must retrieve your pin number from your e-mail
within five days of applying.
Once PIN is retrieved, log on to www.aessuccess.org
to complete Federal PLUS Loan MPN.
Click "Parent PLUS Loans" under
"Find Aid for School" then click
Follow the instructions on how to complete
PLUS MPN online, and click
"Create an Account," to create
username and password.
Verify your information and click
Upon successful completion, click "Continue".
Enter your dependent student's Social
Security Number, click "Continue".
Choose school location (Pennsylvania), school name (Lincoln
University), and click "Continue".
loan period (8/2008 - 4/2009), and click "Continue".
Select the lender from the drop down menu and click
Once you have completed the requested
information in its
entirety, click "Submit."
Your signature options will appear (PIN signature
is highly recommended)
Follow remaining signature requirements.
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We request that you follow-up with AES/PHEAA
(1-800-692-7392) shortly after you have completed
the online application to ensure it has been