The Federal Direct Stafford Loan Process

New Borrowers (Complete All Three Steps Below. Scroll Down To See Step 3)

1. Complete Loan Entrance Counseling

  1. Go to Federal direct Student Loan Servicing
  2. Select Counseling Type:
    • Manage My Direct Loan--Click "Sign In" and complete the steps listed
    • Select "Complete Entrance Counseling"
    • Undergraduate and Certification Students: Select "I am an undergraduate Student"
    • Graduate Program Students: Select "I am a graduate/professional student"
  3. Successfully complete the Tutorial/Quiz.
  4. Enter Silver Lake College of the Holy Family to receive confirmation.
    • All first-time Federal Student Loan borrowers are required to complete Loan Entrance Counseling before loan funds can be disbursed.

2. Complete a Federal Direct Stafford Loan eMPN

  1. Go to Federal direct Student Loan Servicing
  2. For Stafford loans, click on the following steps:
    • Complete MPN
    • Choose the MPN type: Subsidized/UnSubsidized
    • Complete the eMPN as directed and submit electronically to Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
      • The electronic Master Promissory Note (eMPN) is a legal document in which you promise to repay your loan, any accrued interest and fees to the U.S. Department of Education. It explains terms and conditions of your loan. You can borrow additional Stafford Loans on your eMPN for up to 10 years.
      • The entire eMPN process must be completed in a single session, so be sure you have enough time before you start. Each eMPN generally takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

3. Complete your Federal Direct Stafford Student Loan Request

  1. Go to the Student Loan Request form for 2019-2020:
    • Complete and submit the Stafford Loan Request Form as directed.
    • Note: Incomplete forms will not be processed.
    • Students must complete the Loan Request Form to indicate the amount of their Stafford Loan eligibility they wish to borrow for the entire school year. See your Award letter for eligibility.

    For questions or for additional assistance, contact the Silver Lake College of the Holy Family Office of Financial Aid at (920) 686-6122 or (800) 236-4752 x122 or by email: