Student Loan Exit Counseling

Exit Counseling is mandatory for all students who are leaving the university (withdrawal or leave of absence) or receiving a degree. It does not cause loans to go into repayment, but certifies your understanding of your loans at this time.

Stafford and Graduate Plus Loans

If you borrowed a Federal Subsidized Loan, a Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, or a Federal Graduate Plus Loan (Not a Parent Plus Loan), you will complete your Exit Counseling online using your FSA User ID and Password.  If you have not yet applied for these, please go to: http://fsaid.ed.gov.

If you need assistance in obtaining an FSA ID and password, you can also call 1-800-557-7394.

Once you have your FSA ID and password, go online to: www.studentloans.gov.

Select “Complete Counseling,” and follow the instructions for “Exit Counseling.”

Brandeis will receive confirmation of your completed Exit Counseling within two business days.

Perkins Loans

Students will be notified via email of how to complete Perkins exit counseling when required.

Institutional Loans

If you borrowed a Saval Loan, a Wein Loan, or a Brandeis Loan (directly from the University), these loans require in-person Student Loan Exit Counseling. Simply complete a Loan Interview Form and bring it with you to the Office of Student Financial Services. 

Select the Loan Interview Form link at the bottom of the page. Print out and complete this form, and make an appointment to come into the Loan Office to finish the process. For questions or appointments, please give us a call at 781-736-3700.

Mass No Interest Loan

If you borrowed a Mass No Interest Loan, these loans require online Exit Counseling. Go online to: www.heartlandecsi.com.

Select ECSI at the top of the page, and then click the blue box “Manage Your Student Loan Account.”

They will prompt you to obtain a Personal Identification Number specific to the Mass No Interest Loan Program. Follow the prompts to complete the mandatory Exit Counseling for this program.

If you have any questions or wish to schedule an in-person exit counseling session, contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 781-736-3700.