Exit Loan Counseling

Exit Loan Counseling is for all federal student loan borrowers who have either applied for graduation from UNK, withdrawn from classes, or dropped below half-time enrollment. Borrowers required to complete the counseling will be notified of this need by the Office of Financial Aid. Its purpose is to help you become well prepared and knowledgeable regarding the repayment of the student loans you have borrowed. Exit Loan Counseling at UNK may be completed in one of the following ways:

  1. On-campus Group Session: You may register to attend a scheduled on-campus group session led by a financial aid counselor. The session will consist of a presentation with time afterward to talk one-on-one with the counselor if you have questions. To schedule attendance at a session, please fill out the registration form below. 
  2. Online Session: You may complete the Exit Loan Counseling session online at StudentAid.gov. Once you complete the online session, the UNK Office of Financial aid will be notified electronically.

Exit Loan Counseling is required for students graduating from UNK. Approximately one month prior to graduation, you will receive a notification of the need to complete the counseling and will see Exit Loan Counseling listed as a reminder on your “To Do” list in MyBLUE. Once you have completed a group or online counseling session, the reminder will drop off your “To Do” list.

Exit Loan Counseling provides crucial information useful in planning for the repayment of your student loans as you leave college and begin your career. Undergraduate students who graduate from UNK in the Fall of 2019 have, on average, $21,846 of Federal Student Loan debt. Payment for this average debt load will be approximately $251.23/month for 10 years. For graduate students, the average loan debt is $31,918 which would result in approximate payments of $367.06/month for 10 years. This counseling will help you become knowledgeable about the resources you have available to you during repayment, and confident about your ability to manage your loans.

Exit Loan Registration (for those choosing an in-person session)

It is important to register for your Exit Loan Counseling session as soon as possible. Some sessions may fill up quickly and will not be available for sign up at a later date.

The information requested below is federally required and is sent to the Federal Department of Education, who will then make it available to your Loan Servicer. For your convenience, we are requesting this information in advance of your session in order to make it easier for you to list the required information. Those choosing to do an online session fill in this same information in that online session.

Please keep the following in mind as you proceed to sign up for one of these sessions and fill out the form below.

  • All fields are required with the exception of the Expected Employer. If this is unknown, it may be left blank.
  • At least two personal references and one next of kin address information is required. The references must have different addresses preferably different from your own address.
  • References are for additional contact purposes only. They will never have any obligation to your loan or repayment.