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Loan counseling

Direct Loan Counseling (subsidized Stafford, unsubsidized Stafford and graduate PLUS loans)

Entrance Loan Counseling

If you decide to accept a loan, you are making a commitment to repay it. Loan counseling is required by WOU's Financial Aid Office to help you understand your loan obligations. Students receiving the Federal Direct Loan for the first time at WOU must complete an online entrance loan counseling session available at Refer to The Student Guide (also available at the WOU Financial Aid Office) for all loan deferment and/or cancellation options available.


Exit Loan Counseling

Exit loan counseling sessions are required when a student borrower leaves WOU. These sessions are available online through the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Please note that NSLDS only reflects federal student loans; if you borrowed private student loans from a bank, they will not show in this system as they are not federal student loans.


Federal Perkins Loan

Entrance Loan Counseling

Students who have accepted a Federal Perkins loan at WOU must complete an online entrance loan counseling prior to loan disbursement. Complete Federal Perkins loan entrance counseling at Questions about Perkins loan counseling should be directed to the WOU Business Office at 503-838-8201.


Exit Loan Counseling

Students who borrowed a Federal Perkins Loan at WOU must participate in online exit loan counseling by visiting Information regarding your actual loan amounts borrowed and payment due dates will be mailed to you after you complete your exit loan counseling. Federal Perkins Loans are repaid to the WOU Business Office. Please contact the WOU Business Office at 503-838-8201 if you have questions about your Federal Perkins Loan.


Financial Aid Office 
toll free 1-877-877-1593 | or e-mail:
Location:Administration Building, Room 310