By: Brenda Wright, Financial Aid
If you have received federal student loans (Subsidized Stafford, Unsubsidized Stafford, Perkins, Grad PLUS) while attending Thunderbird, you must complete the on line exit counseling. In accordance with federal regulations, all colleges and universities participating in federally sponsored loan programs must present exit information for students who have borrowed through federal programs.
At Thunderbird, we do this by asking you to complete an on-line Exit Counseling Session with the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). By completing the on line counseling session you meet the federal requirement as agreed in your promissory note when you took originally took out the loan/loans.
We also provide the opportunity to participate in a group exit counseling seminar presented by a member of our Financial Aid Office. We talk about your rights and responsibilities to provide valuable information in the successful repayment of your federal student loans. You will receive a summary of your total loan debt obtained while at Thunderbird, inclusive of all federal and private loans. We provide information to compare to what has been reported to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). This is great opportunity to ask questions and even hear about something that you may have not thought about concerning the repayment of your student loans.
The Federal Financial Aid exit session is dedicated specifically to repayment, deferment and answering your questions concerning your
Federal Student Loans.
Session Dates are;
November 6th, 8th and the 13th
in Snell 21
Each Session will begin at 1:00 pm
Come prepared with questions…Take advantage of this opportunity!
Please note that you still need to attend the Graduate‘s Feedback/Information Session held later in the trimester.
Perkins loans recipients are required to complete an additional online exit as well. An email from Thunderbird’s billing agent, University Accounting Service will be sent with log-in information for you to complete this federal requirement