Exit counseling is a reminder to students that they are nearing the time when their loans will be in repayment and it is often the last opportunity for the school to work with the student to answer any questions before repayment begins. Once a student stops attending classes at Miller College, either through withdrawal or graduation, the student is given exit loan counseling information. Exit loan counseling sessions are conducted by the Dean of Student Services and Financial Aid, on an individual basis, as part of the graduation application process. The student receives an Exit Counseling Guide booklet, which includes information on repayment options (based on income, etc.), and contact information for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Servicing Center.
The student also receives a copy of their loan history from the National Student Loan Database (NSLDS), which shows the total loan debt and the history of their loans from all institutions. The student can complete the Student Contact Information Form and the Rights and Responsibilities Summary Checklist, located in the back of the guide, and return it to the Dean of Student Services and Financial Aid to be housed in the financial aid file for future reference. Once a student has completed exit counseling in person, the Dean of Student Services and Financial Aid initials the graduation application and the Registrar keeps the application on file. If a student withdraws below half-time status (below 6 semester hours) in a given semester, the Dean of Student Services and Financial Aid also conducts Exit Loan Counseling. For students who withdraw, as well as graduates who do not make an appointment with the Dean of Student Services and Financial Aid for loan counseling, an exit counseling packet is mailed.
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