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Exit Counseling on the Web

Exit counseling is required for all students shortly before graduating or ceasing at least half-time enrollment who have received Federal Direct Stafford Loan funds. You can complete exit counseling on the web by clicking on the Department of Education web site at and electronically submitting the information.

To access this site it will require your "PIN" number which is the same number used in filing your FAFSA. If you do not have a "PIN" number you may apply for one from the direct loan site.

This process will require you to complete the Borrower's Information, and Rights and Responsibilities Sheets, and submit the information electronically. Please make copies for your records. If you have any questions contact our office at 217-581-3711.

In order to utilize this web site to complete exit counseling:

  • A student must have taken out at least one loan from the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.
  • If you have not, then you must contact the Eastern Illinois University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to arrange an alternate exit interview at (217)581-3711.
  • Click on the Department of Education website at

After carefully reading each section of the exit counseling web-site, you should have a clear understanding of repayment rights, responsibilities, options, and obligations. If at any time during your review of the exit counseling information you have a question, simply contact us by email and one of our staff members will respond to your question as quickly as possible.

To review how much money you borrowed or to calculate your estimated monthly payments, link to the following site: Direct Loan Servicer