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Take action on your student loan application

Step one: Accept or reject your loans
Step two: Complete online entrance counseling.
Step three: Complete your Master Promissory Note
  1. Log into your Student Self-Service account and click Financial Aid.
  2. Select the award year.
  3. Click ‘Review and accept your Financial Aid Award Package’ from the Checklist.
  4. If the link is not available, you can select My Awards from the Financial Aid drop-down menu near the top of the screen.
  5. In the Loans section, click to accept or decline each loan. You may accept the entire loan amount, reduce the loan amount, or decline the entire loan amount.

Sign into Studentloans.gov using your FSA ID (the login you use for FAFSA). If you do not remember your FSA ID, click ‘Forgot Username or Password?’ and follow the recovery steps. For additional assistance, call 1-800-557-7394.

  1. Indicate that you are an undergraduate student.
  2. Select Texas State Technical College as the college to notify.
  3. At the end of the counseling session, the site will notify you if you have passed.

For assistance regarding Entrance Counseling, please contact toll-free: 1-800-557-7394

DO NOT LOG OUT. CONTINUE TO STEP 3 AND SIGN THE MASTER PROMISSORY NOTE

Choose Complete Master Promissory Note for Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan.

Find out more about interest rates.

For assistance, please call 1-800-557-7394

Step one: Accept or reject your loans
  1. Log into your Student Self-Service account and click Financial Aid.
  2. Select the award year.
  3. Click ‘Review and accept your Financial Aid Award Package’ from the Checklist.
  4. If the link is not available, you can select My Awards from the Financial Aid drop-down menu near the top of the screen.
  5. In the Loans section, click to accept or decline each loan. You may accept the entire loan amount, reduce the loan amount, or decline the entire loan amount.
Step two: Complete online entrance counseling.

Sign into Studentloans.gov using your FSA ID (the login you use for FAFSA). If you do not remember your FSA ID, click ‘Forgot Username or Password?’ and follow the recovery steps. For additional assistance, call 1-800-557-7394.

  1. Indicate that you are an undergraduate student.
  2. Select Texas State Technical College as the college to notify.
  3. At the end of the counseling session, the site will notify you if you have passed.

For assistance regarding Entrance Counseling, please contact toll-free: 1-800-557-7394

DO NOT LOG OUT. CONTINUE TO STEP 3 AND SIGN THE MASTER PROMISSORY NOTE

Step three: Complete your Master Promissory Note

Choose Complete Master Promissory Note for Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan.

Find out more about interest rates.

For assistance, please call 1-800-557-7394

Parent Loans
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Parent Loan Undergraduate Student (PLUS) loans are federal loans that parents of dependent undergraduate students can use to help pay for college or career school. To qualify, you must be a dependent undergraduate student enrolled at least half time in an eligible program at an eligible school.

PLUS Loans are available through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program.

Learn more about PLUS Loans

Emergency Tuition Loan

If you have not received your financial aid package and your state and designated tuition is due, you may be eligible for an emergency tuition loan. Contact the Student Accounting Office to apply. 

Exit Counseling

If you have received a loan, before you withdraw, graduate, or drop below half-time attendance, you must complete an exit counseling session for your Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans. The counseling session provides information about how to manage your student loans after college.

Learn more about exit counseling
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Cohort Default Rate

From FY 2014 to FY 2015, cohort default rates fell for public and private institutions while rising slightly among borrowers who attended proprietary schools.

For public institutions, the FY 2015 rate, 10.3 percent, fell from 11.3 percent in FY 2014. Public institutions make up approximately 27 percent— or 1,660 — of the total number of schools and represent approximately 53 percent of borrowers who entered repayment that year. The rate dropped among private schools from 7.4 percent in FY 2014 to 7.1 percent in FY 2015. Private schools comprise approximately 28 percent — or 1,726 — of the total number of schools.

Among the 2,364 proprietary institutions in the borrower cohort, the default rate went from 15.5 percent for FY 2014 to 15.6 percent for FY 2015. Proprietary schools accounted for approximately 38 percent of the total number of schools. Additionally, 405 foreign schools saw their rate remain at 3.5 percent for FY 2014 and FY 2015. Foreign institutions make up nearly 7 percent of all post-secondary schools.

The Department’s default management website provides information about the national student loan default rate, as well as rates by individual schools, states, types of post-secondary institutions, and other details.

Texas State Technical College’s FY 2015 rate, 7 percent, fell from 9.5 percent in FY 2014 and is below the national average.

Learn more about the cohort default rate.

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