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Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 781-736-4451.

Entrance Counseling and Promissory Note Signing

Entrance counseling is a federal and institutional requirement for all student loan borrowers.

All first-time Stafford Loan and Perkins Loan borrowers must complete entrance counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for each type of loan. These interactive counseling sessions will help you to understand the rights and responsibilities that come with your student loan(s).

For most students, the MPN will cover the loans for their entire time at Brandeis University.

Federal Direct Stafford Loans

1. To begin your Federal Direct Stafford Entrance Counseling session online, go to the U.S. Department of Education's Direct Loan Servicing Web site and click the "Sign In" button at the top of the screen. You will need your Personal Identification Number from your FAFSA to log onto this site. If you do not recall the PIN that was assigned to you when you completed the FAFSA, you can request it again at

2. Once you have completed your entrance counseling, you will need to sign your MPN. This can also be done on this website.

Federal Perkins Loans

1. First-time Federal Perkins Loan borrowers have been sent an e-mail from our loan servicer, Campus Partners, with instructions on how to complete their Perkins Entrance Counseling. Visit Campus Partners to complete your Perkins entrance counseling.

Brandeis Institutional Loan
(Brandeis Loan, Saval Loan or Wien Loan)

If you have been awarded a Brandeis Institutional Loan (Brandeis Loan, Saval Loan or Wien Loan), you must have entrance counseling and sign your Promissory note in person. Since these loans do not have a MPN, a new note will need to be signed for each year you receive one of these loans.

If you have any questions, or wish to schedule an in-person entrance counseling session and/or sign a MPN, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 781-736-4451.