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California State University, Long Beach

Loan Entrance Counseling

Federal Regulations require first-time Stafford Loan borrowers at CSULB to complete an entrance loan counseling session prior to loan funds being disbursed. This counseling provides critical information about the student loan programs and the student loan delivery system. The counseling session is completed online, and must be done BEFORE your federal student loan funds will be released for payment of your tuition and mandatory fees.

Steps for Completing Online Loan Counseling:

You will go through a sequence of screens that cover the entrance counseling followed by a 15 question quiz.

  1. Go to the Direct Loan Counseling site
    1. Click on “go” under the Entrance Counseling section.
    2. Click “Tutorial and Quiz” under the Stafford Loan section.

  2. Complete the Tutorial and Quiz, which will take approximately 20 -30 minutes. Be certain to follow all instructions and to print any and all sections for your records if you desire.
  3. After completing the Quiz (12 out of 15 questions must be answered correctly to pass), you will need to have the results submitted to CSU Long Beach.
    1. Enter your full Legal Name, Date of Birth, and Social Security Number in the appropriate boxes.
    2. Read the Borrower’s Rights and Responsibilities; click “Save and Acknowledge” at the bottom of the page.
    3. Click on “Add a School.” To have the results sent to us, type in “Long Beach” for the school name and then click on “Search.” You can then select California State University Long Beach from the search results – click on “choose selected school.”
    4. Highlight California State University Long Beach (in the box), click on “Proceed.”
    5. You have now completed the Entrance Counseling requirement!

  4. Optional: You may print a copy of the student borrower’s Rights and Responsibilities for your records. Click on “Show Form for Printing” and use your browser’s print button.