Loan Entrance Counseling and Disbursements
For students receiving first-time federal loans (Federal Direct Loans and Federal Perkins Loans), Entrance Counseling and signing of Master Promissory Note (MPN) must be completed prior to disbursement of funds.
Federal Direct Loans
Entrance Counseling and signing of MPNs are completed online at www.studentloans.gov.
Federal Perkins Loans
The University Bursar mails instructions to students to be completed online through its loan servicing partner, Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI). This signed MPN covers all subsequent Federal Perkins loans accepted by the borrower until the Perkins MPN expires (up to 10 years). This MPN is automatically voided if no disbursements are made within 12 months after signing the note. A loan cannot be disbursed until all electronic documents are accurately completed and loan award is accepted by the student.
Perkins borrowers must review/complete disclosure statement and accept each term’s award before funds for that term can be disbursed. To complete Perkins Loan “Disclosures,” visit ONE.UF and navigate to View Account Summary > Related Links > Loan Exit Counseling.
To complete a Perkins Loan “Acceptance,” visit ONE.UF, then navigate to “Financial Aid,” then “Awards and Disbursements.” These requirements should be completed as soon as possible to ensure funds are disbursed early at the beginning of the appropriate term.
For more information, contact the University Bursar at S-113 Criser Hall, (352) 392-0737 or through Ask Bursar Help.