Entrance Counseling

PRE-LOAN COUNSELING FOR STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS

Federal regulations mandate that borrowers complete Pre-Loan Counseling. These sessions are for the STUDENT to complete. If you have a Perkins loan, you must complete the Pre-Loan Counseling for each year that you accept the award.

Pre-Loan Counseling provides borrowers with important information regarding student loans.

Click on the appropriate link below to complete your Pre-Loan Counseling/Entrance interview. If you accepted both a Direct/Stafford Loan and a Perkins Loan, you will need to complete both counseling sessions.

Direct/Stafford Loan recipients, please do not confuse the recommended Financial Awareness Counseling with required Entrance Counseling.

ACS-Perkins and UCSC University Loan

Federal Direct/Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and Grad Plus Loans

UCSC Dream Loan

Please refer to your Financial Aid Award Summary on your Student Portal if you are not sure which loans you will be receiving.

If you are transferring to UCSC from another school and have already completed a Pre-Loan Counseling session you may satisfy this requirement by providing Student Business Services with a photocopy of the previous Pre-Loan Counseling form.

Mail or fax the copy to:
STUDENT BUSINESS SERVICES
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
1156 HIGH ST
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95064
(831) 459-3918

In-person Pre-Loan Counseling is available upon request and by appointment: 831-459-4699